ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A successful surgical treatment of pulmonary thromboembolism after endovenous radiofrequency ablation with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation bridging
Mehmet Karahan1, Doğan Emre Sert1, Soner Yavaş1, Ümit Kervan1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.17565
Pulmonary embolism after endovenous radiofrequency ablation is very rare, but a clinically severe complication. Herein, we report a case of pulmonary embolism after endovenous radiofrequency ablation. Early after radiofrequency ablation pulmonary embolism developed and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation implantation was performed. Under extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support, surgical pulmonary embolectomy was performed successfully using the same cannulas and the patient was discharged without any neurological sequelae. In conclusion, although rare after radiofrequency ablation, early recognition of pulmonary embolism and prompt treatment can be life-saving.
Keywords : Endovenous radiofrequency ablation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, pulmonary embolism
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