Traumatic delivery: A risk factor for bleeding during ECMO?

William J. O'Brien, Daniel Von Allmen, Frederick C. Ryckman, Brad W. Warner

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Traumatic delivery is associated with orthopedic, nervous, and soft tissue injuries. Anticoagulation for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support may predispose to hemorrhage from these birth injuries. A case of delayed hemoperitoneum secondary to hepatic laceration after delivery and ECMO, not previously reported, is detalled herein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-872
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1994


  • Birth trauma
  • ECMO
  • hepatic injury


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