Difficult ventilation with a double-lumen endotracheal tube: An unusual manufacturing defect

Hung Shu Chen, Bruno Jawan, Chia Chih Tseng, Kwok Wai Cheng, Chih Hsien Wang

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Abstract

We report an unexpected difficult ventilation with a double-lumen endotracheal tube in a patient receiving left upper lobe lung mass resection. The manufacturing defect in both limbs of the Opti-Port Right Angle Double Swivel Connector of the double-lumen tube resulted in this problem. This defect is difficult to localize by the usual recommended methods. We discuss a modified algorithm for difficult ventilation with a double-lumen endotracheal tube.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1094-1097
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume101
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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