Cesarean section during ECMO support

G. Panarello, G. D'Ancona, G. Capitanio, G. Occhipinti, G. Attardo, A. Bertani, A. Arcadipane

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This article presents the case of a pregnant woman affected by A/H1N1 flu progressed to ARDS requiring rescue therapy by VV ECMO. Due to the early gestational age, the patient was placed on ECMO before delivery. Four weeks after VV-ECMO placement, a Cesarean section was successfully performed while on ECMO support. One week after delivery, the patient was weaned from ECMO and at 8 weeks from admission she was discharged home without O2 support. The newborn is alive and was discharged at 40 days of age on neurological follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-657
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • Adult
  • Infection
  • Lung
  • Pregnancy
  • Respiratory distress syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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