Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults is typically reserved for thoracic or cardiac procedures in which insult to the pulmonary circuit has occurred or is anticipated. In this brief report, I describe a case of tracheal obstruction resulting from a retained tracheal stent that was removed through rigid bronchoscopy with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2009|
- Airway obstruction
- Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation
- Rigid bronchoscopy