August 2019

Non-intubated thoracic surgery – from G. Erdoes and M. El Tahan

Case Description

A 26-year-old male presented with right-sided spontaneous pneumothorax and multiple large bilateral bullae. He underwent non-intubated bullectomy and pleurodesis via thoracoscopic access.

Are you doing non-intubated thoracic surgery? 

Poll A What are the indications for non-intubated thoracic surgery?

  • Body mass index (BMI) < 30 kg/m2
  • Stable haemodymics
  • Central mass > 6 cm or extensive adhesions
  • All of the above
  • Others (in comments)

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