Thoracoscopic Lobectomy in a Patient with Permanent Tracheostomy


1 Tracheal Diseases Research center,

2 Lung Transplantation Research Center

3 Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center,

4 Tele Medicine Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


One Lung Ventilation (OLV) is the preferred method of anesthesia in the vast majority of thoracic operations, especially thoracoscopic procedures. Although double lumen endotracheal tubes are usually used to conduct OLV during thoracic operations, in patients with permanent t