One-lung or two-lung ventilation during transthoracic oesophagectomy?

  title={One-lung or two-lung ventilation during transthoracic oesophagectomy?},
  author={Mitsuo Tachibana and Shun'ichi Abe and Hideki Tabara and Hiroshi Yoshimura and Hiroyuki Matsuura and Naofumi Nagasue and Taichi Nakamura},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  volume={41 8},
The purpose of this study was to determine the safety of one-lung ventilation (OLV) during transthoracic oesophagectomy. Changes in circulatory and respiratory variables during and after operation were compared in patients receiving OLV or conventional two-lung ventilation (TLV). Thirty patients undergoing transthoracic oesophagectomy were randomly divided into either the OLV or the TLV group. During thoracotomy, FIO2 was kept to 1.0. The PaO2 in the OLV group decreased from the prethoracotomy… CONTINUE READING