Use of Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation to Facilitate Removal of a Tracheal Foreign Body in an Adult
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenationendotracheal tubeforeign bodyobstructive sleep apneaPost-Polio Syndromesupra glottic airwaytrachea-esophageal fistulatrans-thoracic echocardiography
The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been described to facilitate removal a laryngeal and/or tracheal and foreign body that resulted from aspiration. Most of these descriptions have been acute cases in the pediatric population. We present the case of a foreign body, cervical screw, in an adult female that resulted from dislodgment and migration into the sub-glottic space through the membraneous trachea. Atraumatic intubation was not possible, therefore a supra-glottic airway (SGA) was placed after induction, venous - venous (v-v) ECMO was used to oxygenate the patient and the foreign body was removed through the trachea.
Parr, K. G., Obiora, L., Pocock, E., & Joshi, A. (2020). Use of Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation to Facilitate Removal of a Tracheal Foreign Body in an Adult. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2020.07.035