Modified double lumen tube for a unique bronchial and carinal resection in a patient undergoing uniportal VATS for tumour: A case report

Lihua Dai, Lei Jiang, Yang Gu, Jacopo Vannucci, Xin Lv, Jiong Song
2020 Translational Cancer Research  
For bronchial sleeve and carinal resection and reconstruction during uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), ventilation technique remains a demanding challenge for the anesthesiologists. The ventilation techniques require maintaining adequate gas exchange while providing a good surgical exposure. The case we present was a 58-year-old female with carcinoma in the right upper lobe involving the right main bronchus and the lower trachea. Right upper sleeve lobectomy, carinal resection
more » ... carinal resection and reconstruction was performed under uniportal VATS. A modified double-lumen tube (DLT) was inserted to achieve one-lung ventilation, and high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) was passed through the DLT to provide oxygenation during the anastomosis without interfering with the surgical procedure. The whole procedure was uneventful. We suggest that the double lumen tube could be modified being a simple and safe option for one-lung ventilation in carinal resection and reconstruction under uniportal VATS. Song J. Modified double lumen tube for a unique bronchial and carinal resection in a patient undergoing uniportal VATS for tumour: A case report.
doi:10.21037/tcr.2019.12.90 fatcat:c3gdlmknybc2pokrs3pfitnnfi