Current Practice Issues in Thoracic Anesthesia

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This review discusses the present strategies in lung separation, the various types of double-lumen tubes (DLTs), and the use of bronchial blockers (BBs). Methods of selecting the correct DLT size and the role of videolaryngoscopy in placing a DLT are reviewed. Mechanisms whereby inhaled anesthetics may be protective during one-lung ventilation (OLV) are highlighted. The risk and prevention of fire during thoracic procedures are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1520-1531
Number of pages12
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021


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