Article Abstract

Resection of pulmonary nodule in a patient with subglottic stenosis under modified spontaneous ventilation anesthesia

Authors: Jianfei Shen, Xuewei Chen, Lixia Liang, Kevin Phan, Jin-Shing Chen, Calvin S. H. Ng, Rene Horsleben Petersen, Diego González-Rivas, Jianxing He, written on behalf of the AME Thoracic Surgery Collaborative Group


Subglottic stenosis is an uncommon structural abnormality that can pose as a difficulty for patients undergoing surgery, and treatment is complex due to the special anatomical location. Pulmonary nodule resection in patients with subglottic stenosis is challenging and has not yet been reported. Here we present a case of pulmonary nodule resection in a patient with subglottic stenosis using uniportal thoracoscopy under spontaneous ventilation anesthesia (SVA). Compared with traditional double lumen endotracheal intubation, we believe this modified technique can significantly reduce airway trauma, and accelerate patient recovery.