Traumatic main airway rupture successfully rescued by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A case report
- Lijun Cao
- Jun Xu
- Linfeng Tang
- Yuli Zhou
- Xianhua Xiang
Affiliations: Emergency Department, Jiaxing First Hospital, Jiaxing, Zhejiang 314000, P.R. China, Emergency Department, Jiaxing First Hospital, Jiaxing, Zhejiang 314000, P.R. China, Outpatient Department, SUNTO Women and Children's Hospital, Jiaxing, Zhejiang 314000, P.R. China
- Published online on: October 20, 2023 https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2023.12265
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The chest is a common site for traumatic injury; however, rupture of the main airway after chest trauma is a rare and potentially fatal condition. The present study demonstrated that extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may serve a crucial role in the effective conventional treatment of patients with severe chest trauma, ECMO was used before tracheal repair surgery to prevent hypoxia during surgery. When effective ventilation of the patient cannot occur without assistance, ECMO support is considered to be essential in ensuring effective gas exchange. This rescue procedure can provide guidance for the treatment of patients suffering from traumatic tracheal rupture and respiratory failure. To summarize, ECMO may be able to improve the treatment experience of patients with traumatic tracheal rupture and increase the treatment success rate of such patients.