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Fire during pulmonary bullectomy by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Authors: Daisuke Eriguchi, Hidenobu Takahashi, Eiji Nakajima, Osamu Uchida, Takehiko Tanaka, Kotarou Murakami, Norihiko Kawate, Norihiko Ikeda


Fire in the operation room is an example of a never event, which should never happen. An oxidizer, fuel, and ignition source are necessary for a fire and these all exist in the operating room (1). General anesthesia requires the use of 100% oxygen.