We report the cases of two children presenting with severe airway compromise secondary to a mediastinal malignancy managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation without intubation. Results are presented on the use of ECMO as a primary means of stabilizing a pediatric patient with a critical mediastinal mass, thus providing another management strategy for this difficult situation.
- Critical presentation
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
- Mediastinal neoplasm
- Superior mediastinal syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health