Severe transfusion-related acute lung injury managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in an obstetric patient

Allison J. Lee, Pushpa L. Koyyalamudi, Ricardo Martinez-Ruiz

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Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is the leading cause of transfusion-related mortality in the United States. Management is usually supportive, including supplemental oxygen, intravenous fluids, and mechanical ventilation if necessary. Most patients recover within 72 hours. We present a nearly fatal case of TRALI in an obstetric patient, which was successfully managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-552
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number7
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008



  • Anesthesia
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Obstetrical
  • Transfusion-related acute lung injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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