Anesthetic Considerations for Infectious, Congenital, and Acquired Pulmonary Disorders

  • Peter Slinger
  • Rebecca Jacob


The risk of contamination of healthy lung regions from infected secretions in patients with infectious processes such as lung abscess, cyst, bronchopleural fistula, etc. The risk of tension pneumothorax during positive pressure ventilation with bronchopleural fistula or bullae. The risk of inability to ventilate due to air leak with bronchopleural fistula. The increased risk of intraoperative hemorrhage due to intrathoracic inflammation and scarring with infectious diseases. The possibility of sepsis developing before or during surgery with infectious diseases. The presence of right-to-left shunt in patients with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.


Positive Pressure Ventilation Pleural Space Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Spontaneous Ventilation Bronchogenic Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Slinger
    • 1
  • Rebecca Jacob
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaToronto General HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiaChristian Medical CollegeVelloreIndia

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