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Anesthesia for Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

  • Edmond Cohen
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Abstract

Limited options to treat hypoxemia during one-lung ventilation (OLV) compared to open thoracotomy. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) interferes with surgical exposure during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Priority on rapid and complete lung collapse. Possibility of prolonged periods of OLV. Particularly during the learning phase of the surgical team. Decreased postoperative analgesic requirements compared to open thoracotomy. Surgical delay in treating major intraoperative hemorrhage. The option of doing minor VATS procedures with local or regional anesthesia.

Keywords

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Regional Anesthesia Lung Collapse Open Thoracotomy Thoracic Epidural Analgesia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmond Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyMount Sinai Hospital and School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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