Tracheobronchoplasty and Diaphragmatic Plication under VV ECMO for Combined ECAC and Diaphragmatic Paralysis

Mehmet M. Tatari, David Abia-Trujillo, Mathew Thomas, Neal M. Patel, Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Britney N. Hazelett, Margaret M. Johnson

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Abstract

The coexistence of expiratory central airway collapse and diaphragmatic paralysis presents a diagnostic and treatment challenge. Both entities are underrecognized causes of dyspnea, cough, sputum production, and orthopnea. Optimal treatment must be individualized and is best achieved by a multidisciplinary team. We present a case of a patient with profound functional impairment from dyspnea and hypoxemia due to expiratory central airway collapse, complicated by bronchiectasis from recurrent respiratory infections, and diaphragmatic paralysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5565754
JournalCase Reports in Pulmonology
Volume2021
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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