Successful conservative management of an iatrogenic ECMO cannula -- related inferior vena cava injury

Bhaskar, B.; Mullany, D.; Parmar, D.; Ziengenfuss, M.; Shekar, K.
May 2015
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;2015, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p418
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of a 58-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with iatrogenic penetrating inferior vena cava (IVC) injury during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome and multi-organ failure are cited as the patient's chief complaints. Particular focus is given to the femoro-femoral veno-venous (VV) ECMO procedure, as well as the key determinant of arterial oxygenation on VV ECMO.


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