Airway management in anesthesia for thoracic surgery: a "real life" observational study.

Langiano N , Fiorelli S , Deana C , Baroselli A , Bignami EG , Matellon C , Pompei L , Tornaghi A , Piccioni F , Orsetti R , Coccia C , Sacchi N , D'Andrea R , Brazzi L , Franco C , Accardo R , Di Fuccia A , Baldinelli F , De Negri P , Gratarola A , Angel
One-lung ventilation (OLV) in thoracic anesthesia is required to provide good surgical exposure. OLV is commonly achieved through a double lumen tube (DLT) or a bronchial blocker (BB). Malposition is a relevant issue related to these devices use. No prospective studies with adequately large sample size have been performed to evaluate the malposition rate of DLTs and BBs.

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