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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 140-142

Endobronchial blocker for one-lung ventilation through a fresh tracheostomy


Department of Anaesthesia, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Vaibhavi V Baxi
H291, Raghunath Vihar, Sector 14, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 410210
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2356-9115.178910

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Different methods have been described for lung isolation in patients for thoracic surgery with tracheotomies. It is important to consider whether it is a fresh stoma or a chronic tracheostomy. We would like to describe the use of endobronchial blocker directed fibreoptically in a fresh tracheostomy as a simple and safe technique for one-lung ventilation without causing any trauma to the fresh stoma site.


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