CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 243-245

Point-of-care lung ultrasound to evaluate lung isolation during one-lung ventilation in children: A case report


1 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, United States
2 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Department of Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yoshikazu Yamaguchi
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
United States
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_115_19

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Minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques require effective lung separation using one-lung ventilation (OLV). Verification of lung isolation may be confirmed by auscultation, visual confirmation using fiberoptic bronchoscopy, or more recently, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). We describe anecdotal experience with POCUS to guide OLV during robotic-assisted thoracic surgery in a child. Techniques to confirm thoracic separation are reviewed and potential advantages of POCUS discussed.


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