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Right Side Bronchial Blocker in Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

18 Years
77 Years
Not Enrolling
Lung Tumor, Pneumothorax

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Trial Information

Right Side Bronchial Blocker in Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

After general anesthesia, an 8.0 mm internal-diameter single-lumen endotracheal tube was
inserted orally. An independent Coopdech bronchial blocker, which has a formed-curvature
near the catheter tip, was directly inserted through the single-lumen endotracheal tube into
right main bronchus. Chest inspection, auscultation, fiberoptic bronchoscopy confirmation,
if necessary, by visualizing the blocker cuff located at right main bronchus just below the
carina was performed firstly. After placing patients in left decubitus position, the
position of BB was reconfirmed by auscultation firstly; then complete collapse of the right
upper lobe was adjust, if necessary and reconfirmed on the video of thoracoscopy by both
surgeon and anesthesiologists. The depth of BB and the need of fiberoptic bronchoscope were
recorded. All the patients were extubated in operation room after completion of operation
with optimal analgesia. Data collected included; age, sex, body height and weight and the
depth of right-sided BB from incisor was then recorded.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients receiving right side VATS( video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) with right
side bronchial blocker

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients receiving thoracic surgery with double lumen tubes

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Principal Investigator

ya-jung cheng, PhD

Investigator Role:

Study Director

Investigator Affiliation:

deaprtment of anesthesiology, national taiwan university hospital


Taiwan: Department of Health

Study ID:




Start Date:

January 2010

Completion Date:

December 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Lung Tumor
  • Pneumothorax
  • bronchial blocker
  • VATS
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Pneumothorax