Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724037
Short Communications

ECLS for Life-Threatening Complications in Mesothelioma's Surgery: Is It Worthwhile?

1  Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy
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Andrea Dell'Amore
1  Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy
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Pia Ferrigno
1  Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy
,
Nicolo' Sella
2  Department of Medicine – DIMED, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy
,
Paolo Navalesi
2  Department of Medicine – DIMED, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy
3  Institute of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy
,
Federico Rea
1  Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy
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Abstract

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an effective method for bridging patients to recovery in cases of respiratory and/or cardiac failure that are potentially reversible and unresponsive to conventional management. Nevertheless, there have been only few reports about the use of ECLS in oncological patients with complications due to their neoplasm or its treatment. We report the use of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in three cases of severe perioperative complications following surgery for mesothelioma after induction chemotherapy at our Institution.



Publication History

Received: 27 October 2020

Accepted: 29 December 2020

Publication Date:
18 February 2021 (online)

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