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Figure 1: Double-lumen endobronchial tubes (Shiley?, Medtronic) (a) Right-sided (b) Left-sided (c) Side-opening of the right sided double-lumen tube for the right upper-lobe bronchus (d) Connection port (e) Endobronchial suction cathetersPlease note the slightly curved bronchial tip for position placement. There are X-ray opaque markers at the distal tip, above the bronchial cuff and at the tracheal opening to aid location and verification of the tube positionEither left or right sided, the tube features two cuffs: A blue colored cuff at the distal end for the bronchus, with a blue proximal lumen, blue pilot balloon for easy identification and a clear, polyurethane cuff for positioning within the bronchus

Figure 1: Double-lumen endobronchial tubes (Shiley?, Medtronic) (a) Right-sided (b) Left-sided (c) Side-opening of the right sided double-lumen tube for the right upper-lobe bronchus (d) Connection port (e) Endobronchial suction cathetersPlease note the slightly curved bronchial tip for position placement. There are X-ray opaque markers at the distal tip, above the bronchial cuff and at the tracheal opening to aid location and verification of the tube positionEither left or right sided, the tube features two cuffs: A blue colored cuff at the distal end for the bronchus, with a blue proximal lumen, blue pilot balloon for easy identification and a clear, polyurethane cuff for positioning within the bronchus