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Ann Thorac Surg. 1993 Jun;55(6):1584.

Balloon method for detecting inadequate double-lumen tube cuff seal.

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Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305.

Abstract

A method for detecting air leak when using a double-lumen endobronchial tube is described. The ventilatory circuit is directly attached to the lumen of the ventilated lung. A balloon is fitted snugly over the open lumen of the tube to the nonventilated lung. If lung separation is incomplete, the balloon will inflate with each ventilation.

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