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Predicting the size of a double-lumen endobronchial tube using computed tomographic scan measurements of the left main bronchus diameter.

Authors
  • Chow, M Y
  • Liam, B L
  • Thng, C H
  • Chong, B K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1999
Volume
88
Issue
2
Pages
302–305
Identifiers
PMID: 9972745
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We used computer tomographic scans to measure the diameter of the left mainstem bronchus, then selected the size of the left-sided double-lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) accordingly. We found that we could predict the sizes of the DLT fairly accurately, especially the smaller DLTs.

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