Intraoperative Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as Rescue for a Patient With an Inhalational Burn and Iatrogenic Upper Airway Injury: A Case Report

Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is a well-established alternative oxygenation method for critically ill patients. A 58-year-old male was transferred to our level 1 trauma and burn center after sustaining an inhalational injury from a carburetor explosion, with subsequent iatrogenic tracheal injury and emergent cricothyrotomy before arrival. During attempted surgical airway stabilization, our ability to ventilate and oxygenate was compromised. Intraoperative VV-ECMO enabled rescue from severe hypoxemia and subsequent recovery without lasting neurologic sequelae. This case highlights the utility of VV-ECMO for acute intraoperative rescue.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

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