The relationship between left mainstem bronchial diameter and patient size.

@article{Hannallah1995TheRB,
  title={The relationship between left mainstem bronchial diameter and patient size.},
  author={Medhat S. Hannallah and Jonathan L. Benumof and Urs E. Ruttimann},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          119-21
        }
}
Knowledge of a patient's left mainstem bronchial diameter would provide a useful guide to choosing the appropriate double-lumen tube (DLT) size for that patient. Therefore, the authors investigated the possibility that left bronchial diameter could be predictably estimated from a patient's size and sex. The routine preoperative chest X-rays of 100 adult male and female patients of known age, height, and weight were examined. The left bronchial diameter was measured on the posteroanterior (PA… CONTINUE READING

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