Venovenous ECMO (chest x-ray)

Case contributed by Dr Justyna Swol


Patient with severe lung failure supported with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) during last 3 weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Residual interstitial liquid retentions, overall the lungs becoming more lucent. Pleural recesses clear, as pleural effusions have regressed.

Tubes and lines:

  • tracheostomy tube (endotracheal),
  • central line catheter in the left jugular vein with projection on the SVC,
  • ECMO cannula in the right jugular vessel,
  • 2 x ECG electrodes,
  • feeding tube turned up to the left diaphragm.
  • thoracic drains located on the right and left site above diaphragm.
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Case information

rID: 48296
Published: 29th Sep 2016
Last edited: 3rd Dec 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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