Korean J Anesthesiol.  2006 Feb;50(2):213-216. 10.4097/kjae.2006.50.2.213.

One Lung Ventilation Using a Univent(R) Tube in a Patient with Permenant Tracheostomy after Total Laryngectomy: A case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. lovehan3@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

Which tube is the best one for the one lung ventilation? It is open to discussion of tube choice for the patient with tracheostomy after total laryngectomy. In this situation, we can use the bronchial blocker. We report the case of using a Univent(R) tube in a patient with tracheostomy after total laryngectomy for one lung ventilation. Successfully, the patient received esophagectomy, esophageal reconstruction and pyloroplasty due to esophageal cancer without any complications.

Keyword

laryngectomy; one-lung ventilation; tracheostomy; Univent(R) tube

MeSH Terms

Esophageal Neoplasms
Esophagectomy
Humans
Laryngectomy*
One-Lung Ventilation*
Tracheostomy*
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