ECMO-assisted rigid bronchoscopy for tracheal obstruction

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-297
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009


  • Airway obstruction
  • Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation
  • Rigid bronchoscopy


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