oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - A case that underwent bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical biopsy combined with left pneumonectomy : case report
|Article Title||A case that underwent bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical biopsy combined with left pneumonectomy : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Author||S. Inoue, Y. Fujimoto and H. Furuya|
|Publication Date||May 2005|
|Pages||75 - 76|
|Keyword(s)||Anesthesia, Staging and Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS) biopsy|
A case that underwent bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS) biopsy combined with pneumonectomy is presented. The patient developed hypoxia during the contralateral VATS biopsy. His hypoxia was treated with positive expiratory pressure (PEEP) to the dependent lung and apneic oxygen insufflation to the operative lung. The cause was probably airway obstruction due to his intraluminal tumor plus secretions. This case report contains interesting aspects in the anesthetic management.
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