Superior vena cava obstruction after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Of 60 neonates who survived extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in our institution between June 1992 and March 1994, seven had either complete or partial superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction. When the patients with SVC obstruction were compared with those who had an echocardiogram after ECMO, no predisposing factors for the development of SVC thrombus could be found. Our data show that SVC thrombus may be a significant complication after ECMO.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zreik, H; Bengur, AR; Meliones, JN; Hansell, D; Li, JS

Published Date

  • August 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 127 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 314 - 316

PubMed ID

  • 7636664

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3476(95)70319-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States