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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doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2017.08.03, hdl.handle.net/1765/102202
Journal of Thoracic Disease
Department of Anesthesiology

van Drumpt, A., Kroon, H. M., Grüne, F., van Thiel, R., Spaander, M., Wijnhoven, B., & 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