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HOME > Acute Crit Care > Volume 27(2); 2012 > Article
Case Report A Case of Pumpless Extracorporeal Interventional Lung Assist for Severe Respiratory Failure: A Case Report
Young Jae Cho, Ji Yeon Seo, Yu Jung Kim, Jae Ho Lee, Choon Taek Lee

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2012.27.2.120
1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. lungdrcho@snubh.org
2Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
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Pumpless extracorporeal interventional lung assist (iLA) is a promising respiratory rescue system permitting protective lung ventilation for severe respiratory failure. Herein, we report a case of prolonged iLA support with regards to a patient exhibiting severe hypercapnic respiratory failure. A 51-year-old female patient with metastatic endometrial carcinoma developed progressive hospital-acquired pneumonia and was intubated in order to restore respiratory failure. Despite maximal mechanical ventilator care, her clinical condition deteriorated due to severe respiratory acidosis. The iLA was performed for the management of refractory hypercapnia. The total duration of iLA support was 23 days without any vascular complications, however, she could not survive because of oxygenation failure.


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