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Korean J Anesthesiol > Volume 55(2); 2008 > Article
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2008;55(2):241-243.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2008.55.2.241   
C-arm guided placement of Fogarty embolectomy catheter for one lung ventilation in an infant: A case report.
Joon Pyo Jeon, Ou Kyoung Kwon, Jae min Lee, Mee jung Kim, Hae Wone Chang, Hue Jung Park
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. haewon7@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract
We experienced one lung anesthesia using Fogarty embolectomy catheter as a bronchial blocker in an infant undergoing thoracotomy for foreign body removal. For the guidance of catheter placement in left mainstem bronchus, C-arm fluoroscopy was used. Size of catheter and its balloon was decided beforehand by measuring the diameter and length of bronchus based on the view obtained from computerized tomography. There was no accidental episode during anesthesia. C-arm fluoroscopy is safe and useful method to decide the position of Fogarty occlusion catheter in an infant.
Key Words: C-arm; Fogarty embolectomy catheter; infant; one lung ventilation


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