Bronchial lumen is the safer route for an airway exchange catheter in double-lumen tube replacement: preventable complication in airway management for thoracic surgery

Hsiang-Ling Wu, Ying-Hsuan Tai, Ling-Fang Wei, Hung-Wei Cheng, Chiu-Ming Ho


Replacement of a double-lumen endotracheal tube (DLT) with a single-lumen endotracheal tube (SLT) is routinely performed for postoperative ventilator support in selected thoracic surgery patients.