Article Abstract

Non-intubated tracheal surgery: is it worthwhile?

Authors: Andrea Zuin, Marco Mammana, Federico Rea

Abstract

The birth of modern thoracic surgery coincided with the development of double-lumen endobronchial tubes permitting single-lung ventilation, which allowed surgeons to operate on a totally collapsed lung. So far, this type of anesthesia is considered mandatory for most thoracic surgery procedures.