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A rare complication of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and thrombolytic treatment in a patient with massive pulmonary embolism: Intraperitoneal hemorrhage

 Department of Emergency Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

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Ersin Aksay,
Department of Emergency Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Narlidere, Izmir
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DOI: 10.4103/2452-2473.301916

Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the important emergencies that needs aggressive treatment for decreasing the risk of death. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and fibrinolysis should be considered in patients with failure in oxygenation and perfusion despite invasive mechanical ventilation and vasopressor treatment. We present the case of a 22-year-old male who underwent ECMO, systemic fibrinolysis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation because of massive PE and subsequently developed intraperitoneal bleeding.

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