extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

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extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

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H3 18pt A form of artificial oxygenation of blood, in which a cannula in the jugular vein is connected to a small reservoir, into which the blood drains by gravity; the blood is then pumped from the reservoir through a membrane oxygenator and heat exchanger, and returned to the patient via the right carotid artery cannula.

H4 14 pt ECMO is part of the surgical repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in infants, and may be used in full-term infants with poor lung function; it has had limited success in older children and adults