ECLS for Life-Threatening Complications in Mesothelioma's Surgery: Is It Worthwhile?
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.
Received: 27 October 2020
Accepted: 29 December 2020
18 February 2021 (online)
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