Question of the week March 26-2017

Question of the week March 26-2017

Which 3 of the following are correct regarding double lumen tubes (DLT)?

a) A left-sided DLT should be used for all (left, right, bilateral) lung transplantations.

b) Warming of DLTs in saline reduces the incidence of airway trauma and sore throat.

c) There is a correlation between patient height and DLT size in Asians.

d) Right sided DLTs are usually required for left sleeve lobectomies.


Courtesy of Dr. Aaron Reynolds and Dr. Ljuba Stojiljkovic

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago