ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A novel approach for ventilation with Aintree catheter during rigid bronchoscopy: A non-ventilated case report
Davud Yapıcı1, Mustafa Azizoğlu1, Ali Özdülger2
1Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2021.19427
Herein, we present a novel method to overcome difficult ventilation in a patient with a carinal tumor. After induction of anesthesia, we observed difficult ventilation due to obstruction of the right main bronchus as a result of herniation of the tumor mass arising from the left bronchial stump. Traditional lung ventilation techniques were not an option under these conditions. Therefore, the Aintree intubation catheter was used to obtain a patent airway and, with this technique, the patient was successfully and securely ventilated throughout the whole procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this technique is the first to describe successful ventilation during rigid bronchoscopy in a case with a tracheal carinal tumor.
Keywords : Catheter ventilation, rigid bronchoscopy, tracheal stenosis
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