Anaesthesia; Cardiothoracic Surgery
Single lung ventilation in small children is extremely challenging. In this case, a paediatric bronchial blocker was successfully inserted in a 19-month-old child to provide single lung ventilation using a modified insertion technique. It provided excellent working conditions during thoracotomy and our method of insertion may help in reducing the cost.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
(2010). Single lung ventilation in a young child for repair of coarctation of aorta. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 20(8), 545-546.
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