Non-intubated complete thoracoscopic bronchial sleeve resection for central lung cancer

Wenlong Shao, Kevin Phan, Xiaotong Guo, Jun Liu, Qinglong Dong, Jianxing He*

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Bronchial sleeve resection has emerged as an effective thoracoscopic approach for central lung cancer with reduced operation mortality rates, optimal lung function and long-term survival. Endobronchial intubation is a commonly used method of anesthesia for such thoracoscopic procedures, but is associated with increased intubation-related and lung complications. Non-intubated epidural anesthesia represents an alternative approach which may avoid such difficulties, particularly in complicated sleeve resection situations. Here we have described a case of complete endoscopic bronchial sleeve resection of right lower lung cancer under non-intubated epidural anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1485-1488
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • lung cancer
  • bronchial sleeve resection
  • non-intubated epidural anesthesia


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