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Tracheal Resection and Reconstruction

  • David A. Silver
  • Philip M. Hartigan
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Abstract

Tracheal surgery requires close teamwork between the ­anesthesia and surgical teams in both planning and execution, with ongoing communication throughout, as they “share the airway.” Critical aspects of anesthetic management particular to tracheal resection/reconstruction (TRR) are (1) preservation of a patent ­airway with inductionand (2) safe ventilation while the airway is divided.

Keywords

Tracheal surgery Tracheal resection reconstruction Induction considerations Ventilation strategies Orotracheal/endobronchial intubation for TRR Intubating over the field 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Silver
    • 1
  • Philip M. Hartigan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain MedicineBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Thoracic Anaesthesia Department of AnaesthesiologyPerioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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