Accidental entrapment of an endo-bronchial blocker tip by a surgical stapler during selective ventilation for lung lobectomy in a dog

Levionnois, Olivier L; Bergadano, Alessandra; Schatzmann, Urs (2006). Accidental entrapment of an endo-bronchial blocker tip by a surgical stapler during selective ventilation for lung lobectomy in a dog. Veterinary surgery, 35(1), pp. 82-5. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2005.00116.x

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OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of an endobronchial blocker (EBB) and to perform selective ventilation during pulmonary lobe resection via thoracotomy in a dog and report its accidental stapling in the resection site. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical case report. ANIMAL: One female dog with a suspected abscess or neoplasia of the right caudal pulmonary lobe. METHODS: One-lung ventilation was performed using a wire-guided EBB to seal the contaminated parenchyma and facilitate surgical access. The affected lung parenchyma was resected and the resection site was closed with staples. RESULTS: Lobar resection was performed successfully, but the loop of the EBB guide wire was inadvertently entrapped in the staple line of the lobectomy. Staples were removed to release the wire loop, and the resulting air leak caused loss of ventilation control until the parenchyma was re-sealed. CONCLUSIONS: We recommend removing the wire guide associate with the EBB after successful lung separation to avoid accidents that could have life-threatening consequences if not recognized. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: One-lung ventilation is useful to isolate healthy parenchyma from diseased parenchyma during lobectomy. Anesthesiologists and surgeons need to be aware of the potential complications associated with use of EBB.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Anaesthesiology

UniBE Contributor:

Levionnois, Olivier; Bergadano, Alessandra and Schatzmann, Urs

ISSN:

0161-3499

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:45

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1532-950X.2005.00116.x

PubMed ID:

16409414

Web of Science ID:

000234402800013

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18686 (FactScience: 893)

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