Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support During Repair of a Noniatrogenic Tracheal Injury

Jaclyn Clark*, Jonathan J. Morrison, James V. O'Connor

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Abstract

Tracheal trauma is uncommon but carries major morbidity and mortality. A 26-year-old man sustained a near-transection of the cervical trachea due to penetrating trauma. Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support allowed a controlled primary repair with muscular buttress and facilitated airway management. Facial injuries prevented oral intubation, and retrograde intubation through the transection established an airway. On the 10th postoperative day a percutaneous tracheostomy was performed through the surgical site. This case discusses the management, technical details, and adjuncts to successfully repair complex tracheal injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e49-e51
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume113
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

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