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Fibreoptic bronchoscopy for tracheal and endobronchial intubation with a double-lumen tube.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3829304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 68-year-old patient was scheduled for a thoracotomy. A double-lumen endobronchial tube was requested by the surgeon to facilitate operating conditions. Initial attempts at intubation by conventional methods were unsuccessful. The proximal ends of a 37F double-lumen tube were then shortened and a 4-mm fibreoptic bronchoscope was passed through the bronchial lumen. The patient's larynx was easily visualized and the bronchoscope was passed into the trachea. The double lumen tube was then advanced over the bronchoscope and correctly positioned. Shortening a double-lumen tube allows the use of a fibreoptic bronchoscope to aid in tracheal intubation in a patient whose larynx is difficult to visualize by conventional methods.
Authors:
M S Shulman; J B Brodsky; P R Levesque
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthésie     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0832-610X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Anaesth     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-15     Completed Date:  1987-05-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701709     Medline TA:  Can J Anaesth     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Bronchi
Bronchoscopes*
Female
Fiber Optic Technology / instrumentation
Humans
Intubation
Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*
Lung Neoplasms / secondary,  surgery

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