Tracheal diameter predicts double-lumen tube size: a method for selecting left double-lumen tubes.

@article{Brodsky1996TrachealDP,
  title={Tracheal diameter predicts double-lumen tube size: a method for selecting left double-lumen tubes.},
  author={Jay B Brodsky and Alex Macario and Jonathan B. Mark},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1996},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={861-4}
}
T here are no objective criteria for selecting the size of a double-lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) (1). An inappropriately sized DLT can cause airway trauma and interfere with oxygenation and lung separation during one-lung ventilation. The goal of this study was to determine if measurement of tracheal diameter from the preoperative chest radiograph can be used to predict which size DLT to choose for each patient. 

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