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Assessment and anesthesia for thoracic surgery 

Assessment and anesthesia for thoracic surgery
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Assessment and anesthesia for thoracic surgery
Author(s):

Joanna Chikwe

, David Tom Cooke

, and Aaron Weiss

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642830.003.0013
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date: 20 October 2019

Anesthetic considerations 644

Single-lung ventilation 646

Thoracic analgesia 648

Risk assessment 650

Pulmonary assessment 652

Flexible bronchoscopy 654

Rigid bronchoscopy 656

Esophagoscopy 658

Mediastinoscopy 660

Medianstinotomy 662

Tracheostomy 664

Specific anesthetic considerations in thoracic surgery include the need for accurate assessment of the airway, need for lung isolation and bronchoscopy prior to procedure, increased use of epidural anesthesia, and greater need for invasive monitoring, particularly arterial blood gases and pressures, with location depending on procedure....

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