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Case 70: Selecting the Right Size Double Lumen Tube

  • John G. Brock-Utne
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Abstract

Today you are scheduled to anesthetize a 36-year-old lady (70 kg, 5 ft 4 in.) for right upper lobectomy for chronic atelectasis. Eighteen months before she had undergone successfully a heart and bilateral lung transplant. She has no other comorbidities.

Keywords

Double lumen endotracheal tube Lung transplant Tracheal diameter 

References

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    Brodsky JB, Macario A, Mark JBD. Tracheal diameter predicts double-lumen tube size: a method for selecting left double-lumen tubes. Anesth Analg. 1996;82:861–4.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Habibi A, Mackey S, Brodsky JB. Selecting a double-lumen tube after lung transplant. Anesth Analg. 1997;84:938–43.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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