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Use of the Arndt wire-guided endobronchial blocker via nasal for one-lung ventilation in patient with anticipated restricted mouth opening for esophagectomy.

Department of Anesthesia, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 5, Fu-shin Street, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan, ROC.
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (Impact Factor: 2.81). 08/2005; 28(1):174-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2005.03.013
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ABSTRACT Functional separation of the lungs may be accomplished by several methods. Patient with restricted mouth opening has limited options for one-lung ventilation. We report the use of wire-guided endobronchial blockade, a new tool for achieving one-lung ventilation in a patient with restricted mouth opening requiring nasotracheal, fiberoptic intubation for esophagectomy and reconstruction with gastric tube substitution.

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