Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

VV ECMO Rescue of Silicone Syndrome

Arthur F Ng* and Elie M Elmann

Department of Cardiology, Hackensack Meridian University Medical Center, USA

*Correspondance to: Arthur Ng 

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Silicone Embolism Syndrome can cause an acute life threatening pneumonitis. It is usually seen after illicit injections of silicone. We report a case wherein the silicone use was medically sanctioned but resulted in pneumonitis severe enough to require use of a membrane oxygenator (VV ECMO).


Ng AF, Elmann EM. VV ECMO Rescue of Silicone Syndrome. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2018; 3: 1546.

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