Use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during resection of tracheal papillomatosis.

@article{Smith2009UseOE,
  title={Use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during resection of tracheal papillomatosis.},
  author={Ian J Smith and David Andrew Sidebotham and Alastair D McGeorge and Edwin B Dorman and Margaret L. Wilsher and J. M. B. von Kolbe},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={427-9}
}
WE present two cases of the use of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) during resection of obstructing tracheal papillomata. Conventional anesthesia techniques may be unsafe with near obstructing papillomatous disease of the trachea. The advantage of ECMO in this circumstance is that gas exchange can be totally supported for the duration of the procedure while at the same time providing an apneic unobstructed surgical field. There are reports of the use of ECMO during… CONTINUE READING
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