A Special, Modified, Double-Lumen Tube for One-Lung Ventilation in Pigs

  • Konrad Schwarzkopf Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Jena and Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Klinikum Saarbruecken
  • Lars Hueter Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Zentralklinik Bad Berka
  • Niels-Peter Preussler Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Jena
  • Florian Setzer Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Jena
  • Torsten Schreiber 1Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Jena and Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Zentralklinik Bad Berka
  • Waheedullah Karzai Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Zentralklinik Bad Berka

Abstract

Animal studies in pigs often depend in thoracic anaesthesia on effective lung separation. In this report we describe the use of a modified double-lumen endotracheal tube for one-lung or differential lung ventilation in pigs resulting in excellent lung separation and unimpaired hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
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