SciCombinator

Discover the most talked about and latest scientific content & concepts.

T Ishiyama, H Iwashita, K Shibuya, Y Terada, T Masamune, Y Nakadate and T Matsukawa
Abstract
A case of high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) during video-assisted thoracoscopicsurgery (VATS) in a patient with previous contralateral pneumonectomy is presented. A 77yearold man with a right pneumothorax was scheduled for bullectomy by VATS. He had undergone left pneumonectomy due to lung cancer 6 years earlier.Anesthesia was induced and maintained with propofol and fentanyl. The patient was intubated with a normal, single-lumen endotracheal tube (ETT).HFJV was applied through the ETT during the VATS procedure. Although PaCO(2) gradually increased from 51.9 mmHg to 80.0 mmHg, appropriate surgical conditions were provided, PaO(2) was well preserved, and blood pressure and heart rate were stable throughout the VATS procedure.
Tweets*
0
Facebook likes*
0
Reddit*
0
News coverage*
0
Blogs*
0
SC clicks
1
Concepts
Cancer, Thoracic surgery, Intubation, Endotracheal tube, Pneumothorax, Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, Lung cancer, VATS lobectomy
MeSH headings
-
comments powered by Disqus

* Data courtesy of Altmetric.com