Torsion of left main bronchus during general anesthesia for posterior instrumented spinal fusion


Pulmonary function tests such as flow-volume loops and reconstructive radiological imaging may aid the detection of large airway obstruction prior to corrective surgery for severe scoliosis. Intraoperative use of halo-gravity traction may help to reduce the severity of the scoliosis, and thus the extrinsic compression or torsion of the airways. 
DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.584

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