Habitual Joint Dislocations and Recurrent Multiple Hernias: An UnusualConnective Tissue Disease?
|Claudio Spinelli*, Jessica Piscioneri, Leonardo Rossi, Silvia Strambi and Concetta Liloia|
|Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular pathology and of the Critical Area, Chair of Pediatric Surgery, University of Pisa, Italy|
|Corresponding Author :||Claudio Spinelli
Department of Surgical
Medical, Molecular pathology and of the Critical Area
Chair of Pediatric Surgery
University of Pisa, Italy
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|Received July 03, 2015; Accepted July 25, 2015; Published July 31, 2015|
|Citation: Spinelli C, Piscioneri J, Rossi L, Strambi S, Liloia C (2015) Habitual Joint Dislocations and Recurrent Multiple Hernias: An Unusual Connective Tissue Disease? J Clin Case Rep 5:563. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000563|
|Copyright: © 2015 Spinelli C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Purpose: Joint laxity and hernia defects are two well-defined conditions that are rarely described in association in literature. The purpose of this study is to describe a peculiar case of connective tissue disorder, not yet defined, whose features are habitual joint dislocations associated with recurrent and multiple hernias. Methods: This is an unusual case regarding a 22 years old male adult, who presented shoulder, patellar, mandibular habitual joint dislocations associated with groin, femoral, epigastric, umbilical, spigelian and lumbar hernias. His phenotype, consisting of tall stature and joint laxity, recalls a similar-marfanoid habitus. Results: Marfan Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, MEN-2B were excluded by specific assessments. The aspecific clinical features of the patient do not consent the identification of an exact diagnosis. Conclusion: This medical case, characterized by joint hypermobility and multiple recurrent hernias, probably consists in an unacknowledged peculiar case of connective tissue disorder. Further investigations and identification of subjects with similar features could be surely useful to diagnostic research and definitive characterization of patient’s disease.