Current Thoracic Surgery 2021 , Vol 6 , Issue 1
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after blunt trauma: when? how?
Mahmut Ozbey1,Dursun Fırat Ergul2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sivas Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
2Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Division of İntensive Care, Hitit University, Erol Olcok Training and Research Hospital, Çorum, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2021.0008 Viewed : 6915 - Downloaded : 875 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. Keywords : multiple trauma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal circulation