A technique to facilitate lung collapse in the presence of an occlusive endobronchial tumour

  • Dheeraj Kapoor Government Medical College and Hospital
  • Sonali Kaushal Government Medical College and Hospital
  • Lakesh K Anand Government Medical College and Hospital
  • Usha Dalal Government Medical College and Hospital
Keywords: One-lung ventilation, surgical atelectasis, endobronchial tumor, lung isolation devices, gas trapping

Abstract

We report on the occlusion of the bronchus of a non-ventilated lung by a bronchial carcinoid tumour. This prevented the collapse and atelectasis of the corresponding lung. Lung collapse was facilitated by guiding an epidural catheter past the lesion.

Author Biographies

Dheeraj Kapoor, Government Medical College and Hospital
MD (Anaesthesia), FCCP, FACEE, FCCS Assistant Professor Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh India
Sonali Kaushal, Government Medical College and Hospital
MD (Anaesthesia) Senior Resident Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh India
Lakesh K Anand, Government Medical College and Hospital
MD (Anaesthesia), FIMSA, FCCP, MAMS Associate Professor Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh India
Usha Dalal, Government Medical College and Hospital
MS (Surgery) Associate Professor Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh India
Published
2012-10-24
Section
Letters to the Editor