Nonintubated thoracoscopic lung resection: a 3-year experience with 285 cases in a single institution.

@article{Chen2012NonintubatedTL,
  title={Nonintubated thoracoscopic lung resection: a 3-year experience with 285 cases in a single institution.},
  author={K H Chen and Ya-Jung Cheng and M H Hung and Yu-Ding Tseng and Jin-Shing Chen},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={347-51}
}
OBJECTIVE Tracheal intubation with one-lung ventilation is considered mandatory for thoracoscopic surgery. This study reported the experience of thoracoscopic lung resection without endotracheal intubation in a single institution. METHODS From August 2009 through July 2012, 285 consecutive patients were treated by nonintubated thoracoscopic surgery using epidural anesthesia, intrathoracic vagal blockade, and sedation for lobectomy, segmentectomy, or wedge resection in a tertiary medical… CONTINUE READING