Successful Use of Pulmonary Cryotherapy for Tracheobronchial Thrombus Extraction and Recanalization of the Tracheobronchial Tree during a Pediatric Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Run

Kevin Engelhardt, Timothy J Pirolli, Lakshmi Raman, Muhanned A Abu-Hijleh, Susan Hupp

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Impacted pediatric tracheobronchial thrombus is an uncommon diagnosis. There are no clearly proven therapeutic options for airway casts due to a similar process, plastic bronchitis. Cryotherapy, specifically cryoextraction, has shown potential as a therapeutic option in adults with tracheobronchial thrombus and cast. We describe the novel application of this method in a complex pediatric patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric, Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019



  • Cryotherapy
  • pediatric
  • tracheobronchial thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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