Steroid treatment resolves acute respiratory failure in patient transferred for ECMO

Michael M. Koerner, Francis Tepolt, Christoph Brehm, Sonja Bressler, Mohamad Zeriouh, Behzad Soleimani, Arjang Ruhparwar, Walter E. Pae, Matthias Loebe, Ali Ghodsizad

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Introduction: Space-consuming mediastinal tumors can create respiratory failure. Methods: We are reporting on a case of mediastinal lymphoma, which created respiratory failure in our patient. IV steroid therapy was used in our patient, who presented with end-stage respiratory failure. Results: Conservative management of our patient was possible without the application of ECMO. Conclusions: In the right patient population, IV steroid treatment can avoid further deterioration of end-stage respiratory failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-574
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2015


  • ECMO
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)
  • Steroids
  • T-cell adult lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering


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