We report a patient with a giant tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) planned for reconstructive surgery. Because mechanical ventilation in any form was technically impossible, we successfully used venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) without the need for mechanical ventilation.

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Keywords Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Surgery, Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2017.08.03, hdl.handle.net/1765/102202
Journal Journal of Thoracic Disease
van Drumpt, A.S, Kroon, H.M, Grüne, F, van Thiel, R.J, Spaander, M.C.W, Wijnhoven, B.P.L, & dos Reis Miranda, D. (2017). Surgery for a large tracheoesophageal fistula using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 9(9), E735–E738. doi:10.21037/jtd.2017.08.03