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Double- vs. Single-Lumen tube diameters

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Lung Separation Techniques

Peter Slinger MD, FRCPC
Assoc. Professor, Dept. Anesthesia, University of Toronto

The second half of this century has seen refinements of the double-lumen tube (DLT) from that of Carlens1 to a tube specifically designed for intraoperative use (Robertshaw)2 with larger, D-shaped, lumens and without a carinal hook. Continue Reading »

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Bronchial Blocker

There has been a revival of interest in the use of bronchial blockers for lung isolation particularly due to the problems which are encountered because of the limitations of double-lumen tubes in patients with abnormal upper or lower airway anatomy. The following is one of a series of articles and related links to the recently released Arndt Wire-guided Endobronchial Blockade(WEB)Catheter which can be very useful in many of these patients. Continue Reading »

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