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Anesthetic consideration for nonintubated VATS.

Authors
  • Yang, Jen-Ting
  • Hung, Ming-Hui
  • Chen, Jin-Shing
  • Cheng, Ya-Jung
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of thoracic disease
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
6
Issue
1
Pages
10–13
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2014.01.03
PMID: 24455170
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

In the recent decade, nonintubated-intubated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been extensively performed and evaluated. The indicated surgical procedures and suitable patient groups are steadily increasing. Perioperative anesthetic management presents itself as a fresh issue for the iatrogenic open pneumothorax, which is intended for unilateral lung collapse to create a steady surgical field, and the ensuing physiologic derangement involving ventilatory and hemodynamic perspectives. With appropriate monitoring, meticulous employment of regional anesthesia, sedation, vagal block, and ventilatory support, nonintubated VATS is proved to be a safe alternative to the conventional intubated general anesthesia.

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