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Severe Bronchospasm During Aortic Surgery for Type A Aortic Dissection
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  • Zairong Lin,
  • Kun'an Huang,
  • Dongdong Chen,
  • Qianzhen Li
Zairong Lin
Fujian Medical University Union Hospital
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Kun'an Huang
Fujian Medical University Union Hospital
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Dongdong Chen
Anxi County Hospital
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Qianzhen Li
Fujian Medical University Union Hospital
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Abstract

Severe bronchospasm during cardiopulmonary bypass is an unusual but potentially fatal event. No literature has previously reported such an event observed during surgery for type A aortic dissection. Herein, we report on a case of severe bronchospasm following cardiopulmonary bypass during aortic surgery for type A aortic dissection. Bronchospasm did not respond to any conventional therapy, necessitating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation thus serves as an alternative and effective therapy for refractory bronchospasm.