Robertshaw double lumen tubes: a reappraisal thirty years on.


A prospective analysis of 100 successive intubations with Robertshaw tubes in patients submitted for routine thoracic surgery is presented. Clinical guidelines for intubation were used as the protocol. Tube position was judged on clinical assessment only and not confirmed with fibreoptic bronchoscopy. In approximately 60% of cases the tubes were judged to… (More)