We present the case of a 27-month-old boy who underwent accidental hypothermia to 11.8°C and was resuscitated with prolonged rewarming with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation without significant neurological impairments. This is probably the lowest temperature ever documented, at which a human being has been successfully resuscitated from accidental hypothermia after the long period of circulatory arrest.
Keywords: Accidental hypothermia; Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; Prolonged rewarming.
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