oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - One lung ventilation in a patient with tracheostomy : letter to the editor

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Providing one lung ventilation (OLV) for thoracic surgery is a challenge when patients are post laryngectomy or have a tracheostomy tube . We anesthetised a patient with carcinoma of pyriform fossa having tracheostomy for video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) oesophageal mobilisation as a part of a major surgery using Arndt endobronchial blocker.

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