July 2023

Neonatal Carotid Artery and Internal Jugular Vein Management Practices at Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Decannulation: No Standard Approach

Journal of Pediatric Surgery

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Background: There are currently no commonly accepted standardized guidelines for management of cervical vessels at neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) decannulation. This study investigates neonatal ECMO decannulation practices regarding management of the carotid artery and internal jugular vein, use of post-repair anticoagulation, and follow-up imaging.