Letter to Editor
Use of VivaSight Double Lumen Endotracheal Tube in a Patient with Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Undergoing Left Whole Lung LavageFederico T Bizzarri1, Pierpaolo Salsi1, Lorenzo Agostini2, Giovanni Salati2, Alessandro Grandi1, Claudio Tedeschi3 and Vanni Agnoletti1*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vanni Agnoletti
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Institution IRCCS - Azienda Ospedaliera Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova,
Reggio Emilia, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 15, 2015,Accepted date: September 23, 2015, Published date: September 28, 2015
Citation: Bizzarri FT, Salsi P, Agostini L, Salati G, Grandi A, et al. (2015) Use of VivaSightTM Double Lumen Endotracheal Tube in a Patient with Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Undergoing Left Whole Lung Lavage. J Anesth Clin Res 6:570. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000570
Copyright: © 2015 Bizzarri FT et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Whole Lung Lavage under general anesthesia and lung separation with a double lumen tube has been considered the definitive therapy for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis for a long time. Whole Lung Lavage is related with complications like tube displacement and inundation during the filling and the drainage phases of the lavage. Herein, we describe Whole Left Lung Lavage with a 39 Fr Vivasight left double lumen tube with a high-resolution camera at the tip of tracheal lumen that provides a real time view of proper tube placement during the whole procedure.