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Singh VK, Taneja S, Mittal S, Sabharwal P, Rao BK. Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Elective Therapy Time to Rethink: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Indian J ECMO 2023; 1 (1):25-28.
Acute airway obstruction poses a therapeutic challenge to treating physicians. There can situations where one is unable to secure the airway along with complete airway obstruction. In such conditions, ECMO can be considered as one of method that can protect from hypoxic damage simultaneously by giving time for adequate surgical access to airway. We present a case of complete airway obstruction where time for adequate surgical access was provided by use of VV-ECMO without any hypoxic damage.
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