One of the most severe and frequent complication of pulmonary thromboendarterectomy is reperfusion pulmonary oedema. The only effective treatment for this complication is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. A case of successful treatment of reperfusion pulmonary oedema with prolonged veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation complicated by several episodes of bleeding and surgical site infection is presented.
Edemskiy, A., Chernyavskiy, M., Tarkova, A., & Chernyavskiy, A. (2016). Central extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for treatment of reperfusion oedema following pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: A case report. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/S13019-016-0476-1