Korean Journal of Anesthesiology



Case Report
Korean J Anesthesiol. 2008;55(4):516-518.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2008.55.4.516
One-lung ventilation in a pediatric patient using a wire-guided endobronchial blocker for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: A case report.
Dong Kyu Lee, Heezoo Kim, Sung Jin Han, Nam Yeop Kim
Department Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. kimheezoo@hotmail.com
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has advantages compared with open thoracotomy. One lung ventilation, is indispensible to VATS, commonly is accomplished with a double-lumen endotracheal tube. For infants and small children, there is no double-lumen endotracheal tube suitable, various modified techniques are used to achieve one lung ventilation. Recently introduced a small sized wire-guided endobronchial blocker gives us another choice of one lung ventilation for VATS in small children. Using a wire-guided endobronchial blocker and multiport adapter for young children under flexible bronchoscope, we provided one lung ventilation (OLV) during VATS successfully without complications.

Keywords :children;one lung ventilation;wire-guided endobronchial blocker

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