Successful Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV-ECMO) for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Air Leak in a Child with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Lessons Learned
Shivakumar Shamarao, Harshini Bolabail Parthasarathy, Hari Prasath Madhu, Ashwath Ram, Jahnavi Kare, Dev Ananda, Murali Krishna, Ilin Kinimi
Case report, Severe traumatic brain injury, Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, Pneumomediastinum, Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Citation Information :
Shamarao S, Parthasarathy HB, Madhu HP, Ram A, Kare J, Ananda D, Krishna M, Kinimi I. Successful Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV-ECMO) for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Air Leak in a Child with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Lessons Learned. Indian J ECMO 2023; 1 (2):71-75.
Background: We report a case of severe traumatic brain injury with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and air leak, in a child, who was successfully managed with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) and made a good recovery.
Patients and methods: This is a single case report from the pediatric intensive care at Manipal Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Conclusion: We conclude that ECMO is feasible and safe for children with ARDS in the setting of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Timely initiation of ECMO can enable good recovery in children with severe ARDS and air leak complications, in the setting of trauma.
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