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A novel technique to prevent endobronchial spillage during video assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy


1 Medanta Institute of Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Anand Sharma
Medanta Institute of Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Medanta The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon - 122 001, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.129880

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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 164-166

 

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Endobronchial spillage of fungal material into normal lung can infect it and the spillage of fungal material should be prevented during surgery. We report our experience of a patient who presented for right upper lobectomy with bronchiectasis, tubercular destruction and subsequent aspergilloma. A 4F Fogarty catheter was introduced through the tracheal lumen of the left sided endobronchial double lumen tube (DLT) to occlude the bronchus intermedius to prevent spillage of aspergilloma into the non-infected lower and middle lobes of the right lung. The Fogarty catheter was pulled into the trachea just before stapling the bronchus; thereafter, right upper lobectomy was completed successfully. The patient was extubated uneventfully and transferred to post-operative recovery ward. The endobronchial blockage of the intermediate bronchus of the operative lung by the Fogarty catheter and isolation of the left lung by the DLT prevented spillage of aspergilloma in both the operative right lung and the left lung.






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1 Medanta Institute of Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Anand Sharma
Medanta Institute of Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Medanta The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon - 122 001, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.129880

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Endobronchial spillage of fungal material into normal lung can infect it and the spillage of fungal material should be prevented during surgery. We report our experience of a patient who presented for right upper lobectomy with bronchiectasis, tubercular destruction and subsequent aspergilloma. A 4F Fogarty catheter was introduced through the tracheal lumen of the left sided endobronchial double lumen tube (DLT) to occlude the bronchus intermedius to prevent spillage of aspergilloma into the non-infected lower and middle lobes of the right lung. The Fogarty catheter was pulled into the trachea just before stapling the bronchus; thereafter, right upper lobectomy was completed successfully. The patient was extubated uneventfully and transferred to post-operative recovery ward. The endobronchial blockage of the intermediate bronchus of the operative lung by the Fogarty catheter and isolation of the left lung by the DLT prevented spillage of aspergilloma in both the operative right lung and the left lung.






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