Elective Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Resection of Endotracheal Tumor: A Case Report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a case in which we electively used venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) to facilitate safe resection of a nearly obstructing airway tumor near the carina in a 37-year-old male. The patient was brought to the operating room and underwent bifemoral cannulation for VV-ECMO under light sedation while maintaining spontaneous ventilation. After VV-ECMO was initiated, general anesthesia was induced, and the tumor was resected via rigid bronchoscopy. After resection, the patient was intubated, weaned from ECMO, decannulated, awoken, extubated, and taken to the postanesthesia care unit for recovery.

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Cited Authors

  • Dunkman, WJ; Nicoara, A; Schroder, J; Wahidi, MM; El Manafi, A; Bonadonna, D; Giovacchini, CX; Lombard, FW

Published Date

  • August 15, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 97 - 100

PubMed ID

  • 28542046

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-7237

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000537


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States