Use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for resection of a large paratracheal mass causing critical tracheal stenosis: A case report

Karishma Kodia, Yuda Liu, Ali Ghodsizad, Darren Turner, Laurence Briski, Dao M. Nguyen

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Abstract

Critical airway stenosis is challenging for surgeons and anesthesiologists to secure a reliable airway for ventilation. The use of venovenous (VV)-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been described as a strategy to provide adequate gas exchange in such instances. We present a case of a young female with a complex paratracheal mass significantly compressing the trachea; a planned intraoperative VV-ECMO was instituted to allow safe orotracheal intubation of a double-lumen endotracheal tube for lung isolation and tumor resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • VV-ECMO
  • critical airway stenosis
  • extrinsic airway compression
  • mediastinal hemangioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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