Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) initiation without intubation in two children with mediastinal malignancy

Jonathan E. Wickiser, Marita Thompson, Patrick J. Leavey, Charles T. Quinn, Nilda M. Garcia, Victor M. Aquino

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-754
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2007

Keywords

  • Critical presentation
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Mediastinal neoplasm
  • Superior mediastinal syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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