OLV

Options:

1. DLT

Adv: Best for ventilation/control of each side.
Dis: bulky therefore not in difficult intubation, tracheostomy

2. Single lumen ETT with bronchial blocker

Adv: Use in (pot.) difficult airway, tracheostomy, if ETT already in situ e.g. ICU.
Dis: More specialised kit and technique. Needs fibreoptic scope.

3. Single lumen ETT advanced into main bronchus ( + fibreoptic if left sided)

Adv: Useful in emergency with most simple/available kit.
Dis: no control over non-intubated lung.

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