Arthur F Ng* and Elie M Elmann
Department of Cardiology, Hackensack Meridian University Medical Center, USAFulltext PDF
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.