Variable Treatment Approaches for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Complications in Neonates: A Case Series

  • Dennis VanLoozen
  • Zachary Burch
  • Pushpa Shivaram
  • Zahid AminEmail author
Case Report


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation complications involving vascular injury or intracardiac thrombosis in neonates are rare. We present a series of unique complications and describe their variable treatments.


ECMO Neonatal Transcatheter intervention Cardiac surgery 


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Conflict of interest

None of the authors have any conflicts of interest to report.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in this study.

Supplementary material

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Supplementary material 1 Angiography performed in the ascending aorta demonstrated flow of contrast into the large pseudoaneusym. (AVI 8372 KB)
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Supplementary material 2 Angiography performed in the aortic arch demonstrated unobstructed flow of contrast through the stents and no flow into the pseudoaneurysm. (AVI 6179 KB)

Supplementary material 3 TTE demonstrated an intimal flap arising from the inferior edge of the aortic arch resulting in intermittent obstruction to flow in the aortic arch. (AVI 4480 KB)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of GeorgiaAugusta UniversityAugustaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsMemorial Health University Medical CenterSavannahUSA

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