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Saudi J Anaesth. 2019 Jul-Sep;13(3):243-245. doi: 10.4103/sja.SJA_115_19.

Point-of-care lung ultrasound to evaluate lung isolation during one-lung ventilation in children: A case report.

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1
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, United States.
2
Department of Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States.

Abstract

Minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques require effective lung separation using one-lung ventilation (OLV). Verification of lung isolation may be confirmed by auscultation, visual confirmation using fiberoptic bronchoscopy, or more recently, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). We describe anecdotal experience with POCUS to guide OLV during robotic-assisted thoracic surgery in a child. Techniques to confirm thoracic separation are reviewed and potential advantages of POCUS discussed.

KEYWORDS:

One-lung ventilation; point-of-care ultrasound; thoracic surgery

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