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Placement of a double lumen tube for lung surgery is best confirmed by - (PGI Dec 09, AlIMS Nov 11)



A EtC02

B Airway pressure measurement

C Clinically by auscultation

D Bronchoscopy

Ans. D

Bronchoscopy [Ref Morgan 4th/e p. 590-595]

Best confirmation of tracheal placement (i.e. detection whether tube is in trachea or esophagus) -o capnograpky (end tidal CO)

Best confirmation of double lumen tube placement (whether in trachea or bronchus) -7 flexible jibreoptic bronchoscopy.

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