We report a case of severe posttraumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) complicated by bronchopleural fistulae (BPF). The stiff ARDS lung and huge air leaks from BPF resulted in the failure of different protective mechanical ventilation strategies to provide viable gas exchange. Lung rest, achieved by extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R), allowed weaning from mechanical ventilation, closure of BPF, and resumption of spontaneous breathing. Copyright © American Society of Artificial Internal Organs.

Bronchopleural fistulae and pulmonary ossification in posttraumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome: Successful treatment with extracorporeal support

Patroniti, Nicolò;
2011

Abstract

We report a case of severe posttraumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) complicated by bronchopleural fistulae (BPF). The stiff ARDS lung and huge air leaks from BPF resulted in the failure of different protective mechanical ventilation strategies to provide viable gas exchange. Lung rest, achieved by extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R), allowed weaning from mechanical ventilation, closure of BPF, and resumption of spontaneous breathing. Copyright © American Society of Artificial Internal Organs.
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