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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 6871565, 5 pages
Case Report

Management of Anesthesia under Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Support in an Infant with Severe Subglottic Stenosis

1Department of Anesthesiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan
2Department of Anesthesiology, Kansai Medical University, 2-5-1 Shin-machi, Hirakata, Osaka 573-1010, Japan
3Division of Critical Care, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Hospital, 465 Kajii-cho, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan

Received 9 October 2015; Accepted 28 January 2016

Academic Editor: Ilok Lee

Copyright © 2016 Rie Soeda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 4-month-old female infant who weighed 3.57 kg with severe subglottic stenosis underwent tracheostomy under extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support. First, we set up extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support to the infant and then successfully intubated an endotracheal tube with a 2.5 mm inner diameter before tracheostomy by otolaryngologists. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary support is an alternative for maintenance of oxygenation in difficult airway management in infants.