Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after blunt trauma: when? how?

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Özbey M. , Ergül D. F.

Current Thoracic Surgery, cilt.6, sa.1, ss.39-43, 2021 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Vaka Takdimi
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.26663/cts.2021.0008
  • Dergi Adı: Current Thoracic Surgery
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.39-43


In patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), mechanical ventilators (MV) are still key devices in the treatment. However, in cases where MV remains insufficient, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is the most important treatment modality. Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) was applied to a 42-year-old female patient due to ARDS developed after an in-car traffic accident, and it was successfully terminated. The case was presented to discuss the management of MV and ECMO in patients with ARDS developed after blunt trauma in the light of current literature.