A comparison of the right-sided double-lumen tube with the single-lumen tube with right-sided enclosed bronchial blocker
Balloon-tipped bronchial blockers
(BB) remain the 'technique of choice' in Paediatric patients, under the age of 6 years.
A suitable independent bronchial blocker
is a Fogarty Embolectomy catheter, which has occlusion balloons ranging in size from 0.
Experience with the Arndt paediatric bronchial blocker
A Fogarty catheter used as a bronchial blocker
can dislodge with coughing, change of position from supine to lateral or during surgical manipulation3.
No other bronchial blocker
compares with the Cohen Blocker's innovative design and unrivaled versatility.
Time required for position: from inserting the bronchoscope until satisfactory placement of the bronchial blocker
(Coopdech, Arndt or Univent group) or the endobronchial lumen of the double-lumen tube.
If a major bronchus is affected, then it is desirable to isolate the contralateral lung by endobronchial intubation of the unaffected bronchus with a cuffed tube, or if feasible, to use a double-lumen tube or a bronchial blocker
An Update on Bronchial blockers
during lung separation techniques in adults.