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1 ONE LUNG VENTILATION (OLV)-SEPARATION Why & How ? By Ahmed Ibrahim ; M.D. Prof.of Anaesthesia Ain Shams University

2 OLV means: separation of the two lungs each lung functions independently by preparation of the airway OLV provides: protection of healthy lung from infected/bleeding one diversion of ventilation away from damaged airway or lung improved exposure of surgical field OLV causes: more manipulation of airway, more damage significant physiologic change & easy development of hpoxaemia

3 Indications for OLV ABSOLUTE 1. Isolation of one lung from the other to avoid spillage or contamination. 2. Control of the distribution of ventilation (fistula, cyst, T.B disruption…). 3. Unilateral bronchopulmonary lavage. RELATIVE 1. Surgical exposure. 2. Postcardiopulmonary bypass status, after removal of totally occluding chronic unilateral pulmonary emboli.

4 OLV is achieved by either ; -Double lumen ETT (DLT) -Bronchial blocker -Endobronchial tube

5 Anatomy of the Tracheobronchial Tree

6 Features of DLT RUL, right upper lobe; LUL, left upper lobe

7 Carlens DLT Robertshaw DLT

8 Different types of DLT CarlensWhiteBryce SmithRobertshaw lumen hook ++-- side LtRtLt & Rt


10 Basic pattern of a Right-Sided DLT

11 RtLt


13 passage of the left-sided DLT

14 guide for Length and Size of DLT Length of tube, For 170 cm height, tube depth of 29 cm For every 10 cm height change, 1 cm depth change Patient characteristicsTube size (Fr gauge) Tracheal width (mm): Patient height Patient age (year) (lt only) 26 (lt only)

15 Check Position of Lt -DLT Checklist for tracheal placement a. inflate tracheal cuff b. ventilate rapidly by hand c. check that both lungs are being ventilated d. If not, withdraw 2-3 cm & repeat Checklist for Lt side a. inflate Lt cuff > 2ml b. ventilate and check bilateral breath sounds c. clamp Rt tube d. check unilateral (Lt) breath sounds Checklist for Rt side a. clamp Lt tube b. check unilateral (Rt) breath sounds

16 Major Malpositions of a Lt- DLT Both cuffs inflated Clamp Rt lumen Both cuffs inflated Clamp Lt lumen Deflate Lt cuff Clamp Lt lumen Left None / Very minimal left Left Right Both None / Very minimal Both Right None / Very minimal Right Breath Sounds Heard Lt

17 To ensure correct position of DLT clinically : breath sounds are - normal (not diminished) & - follow the expected unilateral pattern with unilateral clamping the chest rises and falls in accordance with the breath sounds the ventilated lung feels reasonably compliant no leaks are present respiratory gas moisture appears and disappears with each tidal ventilation N.B even if the DLT is thought to be properly positioned by clinical signs, subsequent FOB may reveal an incidence of malposition ( %)

18 FOB picture of Lt - DLT

19 FOB picture of Rt DLT

20 Relationship of FOB Size to Adult DLT FOB Size (mm) (OD) Adult DLT Size (French) Fit of FOB inside DLT 5.6All sizesDoes not fit Easy passage Moderately easy passage Tight fit, need lubricant, hard push Does not fit 3.6–4.2All sizesEasy passage

21 Other Methods to Check DLT Position Chest radiograph ; may be more useful than conventional auscultation and clamping in some patients, but it is always less precise than FOB. The DLT must have radiopaque markers at the end of Rt and Lt lumina. Comparison of capnography; waveform and ETCO 2 from each lumen may reveal a marked discrepancy (different degree of ventilation). Surgeon ; may be able to palpate, redirect or assist in changing DLT position from within the chest (by deflecting the DLT away from the wrong lung, etc..).

22 Adequacy for Sealing (air Bubble test )

23 Complications of DLT impediment to arterial oxygenation for OLV tracheobronchial tree disruption, due to -excessive volume and pressure in bronchial balloon -inappropriate tube size -malposition traumatic laryngitis (hook) inadvertent suturing of the DLT

24 to avoid Tracheobronchial tree Disruption ; 1. Be cautious in patients with bronchial wall abnormalities. 2. Pick an appropriately sized tube. 3. Be sure that tube is not malpositioned ; Use FOB. 4. Avoid overinflation of endobronchial cuff. 5. Deflate endobronchial cuff during turning. 6. Inflate endobronchial cuff slowly. 7. Inflate endobronchial cuff with inspired gases. 8. Do not allow tube to move during turning.

25 Relative Contraindications to Use of DLT full stomach (risk of aspiration); lesion (stricture, tumor) along pathway of DLT (may be traumatized); small patients; anticipated difficult intubation; extremely critically ill patients who have a single-lumen tube already in place and who will not tolerate being taken off mechanical ventilation and PEEP even for a short time; patients having some combination of these problems. Under these circumstances, it is still possible to separate the lungs by : -using a single-lumen tube + FOB placement of a bronchial blocker ; or -FOB placement of a single-lumen tube in a main stem bronchus.

26 Bronchial Blockers (With Single-Lumen Endotracheal Tubes) Lung separation can be effectively achieved with the use of a single-lumen endotracheal tube and a FOB placed bronchial blocker. Often necessary in children as DLTs are too large to be used in them. The smallest DLT available is a left-sided 26 Fr tube, which may be used in patients years old and weighing kg. Balloon-tipped luminal catheters have the advantage of allowing suctioning and injection of oxygen down the central lumen.

27 Indications for Use of Bronchial Blockers 1 st, limitations to DLT ( severely distorted airway, small patients, anticipated difficult intubation ) 2 nd, to avoid a risky change of DLT to single-lumen tube whenever postoperative ventilation is anticipated in cases of thoracic spine surgery in which a thoracotomy in the supine or LDP is followed by surgery in the prone position. 3 rd, situations in which both lungs may need to be blocked ( e.g., bilateral operations, indecisive surgeons ).

28 Types of bronchial blockers Univent bronchial blocker system Arndt endobronchial blocker Cohen Flexitip Endobronchial Blocker BB independent of a single-lumen tube

29 Univent bronchial blocker system

30 steps of FOB-aided method of positioning the Univent bronchial blocker in lt main stem bronchus One- or two-lung ventilation is achieved simply by inflating or deflating, respectively, the bronchial blocker balloon

31 Advantages of the Univent Bronchial Blocker Tube ( Relative to DLT ) 1. Easier to insert and properly position. 2. Can be properly positioned during continuous ventilation and in the lateral decubitus position. 3. No need to change the tube when turning from the supine to prone position or for postoperative mechanical ventilation. 4. Selective blockade of some lobes of each lung. 5. Possible to apply CPAP to nonventilated operative lung.

32 Limitations to the Use of Univent Bronchial Blocker LIMITATIONSOLUTION 1. Slow inflation time(a) Deflate BB cuff and administer +ve pressure breath through the main single lumen; (b) carefully administer one short high pressure (20–30 psi) jet ventilation 2. Slow deflation time(a) Deflate BB cuff and compress and evacuate the lung through the main single lumen; (b) apply suction to BB lumen 3. Blockage of BB lumen ( blood, pus,..) Suction, stylet, and then suction 4. High-pressure cuffUse just-seal volume of air 5. Leak in BB cuffMake sure BB cuff is subcarinal, increase inflation volume, rearrange surgical field

33 Arndt endobronchial blocker [Wire guided Endobronchial Blocker (WEB)]



36 Cohen Flexitip Endobronchial Blocker

37 Bronchial Blockers that are Independent of a Single-Lumen Tube Adults -Fogarty (embolectomy) catheter with a 3 ml balloon. It includes a stylet so that it is possible to place a curvature at the distal tip to facilitate entry into the larynx and either mainstem bronchus. -balloon-tipped luminal catheters (such as Foley type) may be used as bronchial blockers. Very small children (10 kg or less) - Fogarty catheter with a 0.5 ml balloon - Swan-Ganz catheter (1 ml balloon) * these catheters have to be positioned under direct vision; a FOB method is perfectly acceptable; the FOB outside diameter must be approximately 2 mm to fit inside the endotracheal tube (3 mm internal diameter or greater). Otherwise, the bronchial blocker must be situated with a rigid bronchoscope. *Paediatric patients of intermediate size require intermediate size occlusion catheters and judgment on the mode of placement (i.e., via rigid versus FOB).

38 Lung separation with a single-lumen tube, FOB, and Rt lung bronchial blocker

39 Disadvantages of a blocker that is independent of the single-lumen tube as compared with DLT inability to suction and/or to ventilate the lung distal to the blocker. increased placement time. the definite need for a fiberoptic or rigid bronchoscope. if bronchial blocker backs out into the trachea, the seal between the two lungs will be lost and the trachea will be at least partially obstructed by the blocker, and ventilation will be greatly impaired.

40 Endobronchial Intubation with Single-Lumen Tubes In adults, is often the easiest, quickest way for lung separation in patients presenting with haemoptysis, either -blind, or -FOB, or -guidance by surgeon from within chest In children it may be the simplest way to achieve OLV Disadvantages -inability to do suctioning or ventilation of operative side. -difficult positioning bronchial cuff with inadequate ventilation of Rt upper lobe after Rt endobronchial intubation.

41 In summary, DLT is the method of choice for lung separation in most adult patients. The precise location can be determined by FOB. In situations where insertion of a DLT may be difficult and/or dangerous, separating the lungs is achieved either with a single-lumen tube alone or in combination with a bronchial blocker (e.g., the Univent tube). Therefore, regardless of what method of lung separation chosen, there is a real need of a small-diameter FOB (for checking the position of the DLT, placing a single-lumen tube in a mainstem bronchus, and placing a bronchial blocker).

42 Physiology of OLV (Arterial Oxygenation and Carbon Dioxide Elimination) : Blood passing through : non ventilated lung, non ventilated lung, retains CO 2 and does not take O 2. over ventilated lung, over ventilated lung, gives off more than a normal amount of CO 2 but cannot take up a proportionately increased amount of O 2.

43 Thus, during one-lung ventilation more decreased oxygenation than during two-lung ventilation in LDP due to an obligatory Rt-Lt transpulmonary shunt through the nonventilated nondependent lung. Consequently, lower PaO 2 & larger P(A- a)O 2 usually carbon dioxide elimination is not a problem; but retention of CO 2 by blood traversing the nonventilated lung slightly exceeds the increased elimination of CO 2 from blood traversing the ventilated lung, and the PaCO 2 will usually slowly increase and P(A-a)CO 2 decreases.

44 Two-lung ventilation versus OLV during OLV, the nonventilated lung has some blood flow and therefore has an obligatory shunt, which is not present during two-lung ventilation & is the most important reason for increased P(A-a)O 2.

45 Blood Flow distribution during OLV The major determinants of blood flow distribution between both lungs : gravity, amount of lung disease, magnitude HPV, surgical interference nondependent, ventilation mode dependent

46 Blood Flow Distribution During OLV, cont…. Lung condition (amount of lung disease) *severely diseased nondependent lung, may have a fixed reduction in blood flow preoperatively and its collapse may not cause much increase in shunt. *increases in PVR in dependent ventilated lung decreases its ability to accept redistributed blood from the hypoxic lung. This may occur in case of : -decreasing F I O 2 in the dependent lung. -decreasing temperature.

47 Also, development of a hypoxic compartment (area of low V/Q and atelectasis) in the dependent lung increases its PVR (HPV), thereby decreasing dependent lung and increasing nondependent lung blood flow. This may develop intraoperatively for several reasons: 1. in LDP,ventilated dependent lung usually has a reduced volume resulting from combined factors of induction of anaesthesia and circumferential compression by mediastinum,abdominal contents, and suboptimal positioning effects (rolls, packs, supports). 2. absorption atelectasis can occur in regions with low V/Q when they are exposed to high F I O difficulty in secretion removal. 4.maintaining the LDP for prolonged periods may cause fluid to transude into the dependent lung and cause further decrease in lung volume and increase in airway closure. Blood Flow Distribution During OLV, cont ….

48 Blood Flow Distribution During OLV, cont. Surgical interference (compression,retraction and ligation of pulmonary vessels during pulmonary resection) of the nondependent lung may further passively reduce its blood flow. Mode of ventilation of dependent lung If hyperventilated PaCO 2 HPV Excessive AWP (PEEP or V T ) dependent PVR and nondependent lung blood flow. F I O 2 -VD in dependent lung, augmenting HPV in nondependent lung -but,may cause absorption atelectasis in regions that have low V/Q ratios

49 Blood Flow Distribution During OLV, cont. Magnitude of HPV HPV is an autoregulatory mechanism that protects the PaO 2 by decreasing the amount of shunt flow that can occur through hypoxic lung as it diverts blood flow from the atelectatic lung toward the remaining normoxic or hyperoxic ventilated lung. HPV is of little importance When ; -very little of the lung is hypoxic (near 0%) because shunt will be small. -most of the lung is hypoxic (near 100%) there is no significant normoxic region to which the hypoxic region can divert flow. Of great importance if the percentage of hypoxic lung is intermediate ( 30 and 70%), which is the case during OLV

50 Factors that might determine the amount of regional HPV Blood Flow Distribution During OLV, cont.

51 Factors that might determine the amount of regional HPV, cont. 1. Distribution of the alveolar hypoxia is probably not a determinant of the amount of HPV; all regions of the lung respond to alveolar hypoxia with vasoconstriction. 2. Atelectasis, most of blood flow reduction in acutely atelectatic lung is due to HPV and none of it to passive mechanical factors (such as vessel tortuosity). 3. Vasodilator drugs, most of them inhibit regional HPV 4. Anaesthetic drugs 5. Pulmonary vascular pressure, HPV response is -maximal at normal PVP and -decreased at either high or low PVP. 6. Pv¯O 2, HPV response also is -maximal when Pv¯O 2 is normal and -decreased by either high or low Pv¯O F I O 2 selectively decreasing the F I O 2 in the normoxic compartment causes an increase in normoxic lung vascular tone, thereby decreasing blood flow diversion from hypoxic to normoxic lung. 8. Vasoconstrictor drugs constrict normoxic lung vessels preferentially, thereby disproportionately increasing normoxic lung PVR causing decrease normoxic lung blood flow and increase atelectatic lung blood flow. 9. PaCO 2, hypocapnia inhibits & hypercapnia directly enhances regional HPV. 10. PEEP

52 Other Causes of Hypoxaemia During OLV Failure of the oxygen supply. Gross hypoventilation of the dependent lung. Blockage of the dependent lung airway lumen e.g. by secretions Malposition of the DLT Decrease of Pv¯O 2 (decreased cardiac output, increased oxygen consumption [excessive sympathetic nervous system stimulation, hyperthermia, shivering]) Transfusion of blood may cause pulmonary dysfunction attributed to the action of isoantibodies against leukocytes, which causes cellular aggregation, microvascular occlusion, and capillary leakage.

53 Ventilatory Management of OLV Conventional Ventilatory Management Differential Lung Ventilation Management High-Frequency Ventilation Management Low-Flow Apnoeic Ventilation (Apnoeic Insufflation)

54 Conventional Ventilatory Management Maintain two-lung ventilation as long as possible. Use F I O 2 = 1.0 Begin OLV with tidal volume of 10 ml / kg. Adjust respiratory rate so that PaCO 2 ~ 40 mmHg. Continuous monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation.

55 Differential Lung Ventilation Management Intermittent Inflation of the Nondependent Operative Lung may be expected to increase PaO 2 for a variable period of time. Selective Dependent Lung PEEP Selective Nondependent Lung CPAP (without tidal ventilation) Differential Lung PEEP/CPAP

56 Selective PEEP to dependent lung improves V/Q but also increases PVR in it ; this diverts blood and increases shunt flow through, the nonventilated lung. Dependent lung is ventilated but compressed by : Mediastinum, Diaphragm P ( rolls, packs, shoulder supports).The nondependent lung is nonventilated, and blood flow through it is a shunt flow. Selective CPAP to nondependent lung permits oxygen uptake from it ; Even if CPAP causes a rise in PVR and diverts blood to dependent lung, the diverted blood flow can still participate in gas exchange in the ventilated dependent lung that greatly increases PaO 2 Differential lung CPAP (nondependent) /PEEP (dependent), wherever blood goes, both lungs can participate in O 2 uptake. With this pattern, PaO 2 can be restored to levels near those achieved by two- lung ventilation.

57 CPAP is created by the free flow of oxygen into the lung versus the restricted outflow of oxygen from the lung by the pressure relief valve. The three essential components of a nondependent lung CPAP system

58 The Mallinckrodt Broncho-Cath CPAP System (Photography courtesy of Mallinckrodt Medical, Inc., St. Louis, MO.)

59 Recommended Combined Conventional and Differential Lung Management of OLV 1.Maintain two-lung ventilation until pleura is opened 2.Dependant lung F I O 2 = 1.0 V T = 10 ml / Kg RR, so that PaCO 2 ~ 40 mmHg PEEP = cmH 2 O 3.If severe hypoxaemia occurs Check DLT position by FOB Check haemodynamic status Non dependant lung CPAP ( cmH 2 O) Dependent lung PEEP Intermittent two lung ventilation Clamp pulmonary artery (pneumonectomy)

60 High-Frequency Ventilation (HFV) Management HFV delivers, very small V T (<2 ml/kg) at high rates (60 - 2,400 breaths/min) So, can be delivered through very small catheters it decreases PAWP So, it may be uniquely useful in facilitating the performance of thoracic surgery in the following three ways; -Use in Major Conducting Airway Surgery -Use in Bronchopleural Fistula -Use in Minimizing Movement of the Operative Field

61 TYPE OF HFV RATE/MIN TYPE OF VENTILATOR GAS ENTRAINMENT INSPIRATIONEXHALATION HFPPV 60–100VolumeNoActivePassive HFJV 100–400Jet pulsationYesActivePassive HFOV 400–2,400Piston pumpYesActive HFI Rotating ball Yes ActivePassive Types of HFV

62 Low-Flow Apnoeic Ventilation (Apnoeic Insufflation) If ventilation is stopped during administration of 100 % O 2 and airway is left connected to a fresh gas supply, O 2 will be drawn into the lung by mass movement to replace the diffused O 2. There is usually no difficulty in maintaining an adequate PaO 2 (especially if 5–10 cmH 2 O of CPAP is used) at least for 20 minutes. If flow of O 2 is relatively low (<0.1 L/kg/min) almost all CO 2 produced is retained, and PaCO 2 rises approximately 6 mmHg in the 1 st minute and then mmHg each minute thereafter. Safe period < 10 min arterial oxygen saturation monitoring via pulse oximetry is mandatory.


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