Arterial Oxygenation and Management of Hypoxemia During VATS

Abstract

The volume and complexity of thoracic procedures performed with a thoracoscopic approach are steadily increasing. Surgical exposure is paramount for thoracoscopic procedures and requires meticulous lung isolation. In this review, the physiological adaptive mechanisms that occur during one-lung ventilation (OLV) are discussed. Factors that predict the… (More)

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