Two-Lung High-Frequency Jet Ventilation as an Alternative Ventilation Technique During Transthoracic Esophagectomy

Buise, Marc, van Bommel, Jasper, van Genderen, Michel, Tilanus, Huug, van Zundert, Andre and Gommers, Diederik (2009) Two-Lung High-Frequency Jet Ventilation as an Alternative Ventilation Technique During Transthoracic Esophagectomy. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 23 4: 509-512. doi:10.1053/j.jvca.2008.12.025

Author Buise, Marc
van Bommel, Jasper
van Genderen, Michel
Tilanus, Huug
van Zundert, Andre
Gommers, Diederik
Title Two-Lung High-Frequency Jet Ventilation as an Alternative Ventilation Technique During Transthoracic Esophagectomy
Journal name Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1053-0770
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1053/j.jvca.2008.12.025
Open Access Status
Volume 23
Issue 4
Start page 509
End page 512
Total pages 4
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate two-lung high-frequency jet ventilation during esophagectomy and evaluate the influence of high-frequency jet ventilation on pulmonary complications as compared with one-lung ventilation. Design: A retrospective study. Settings: A single-center study in a university hospital. Participants: The authors analyzed the data of patients who had undergone an elective esophagectomy by transthoracic esophagectomy between January 2000 and December 2006. Intervention: The patients had undergone a cervicothoracoabdominal subtotal esophagectomy via a right-sided thoracotomy. Patients with high-frequency jet ventilation were intubated with a single-lumen endotracheal tube, and an oxygen insufflation catheter was placed inside the endotracheal tube and connected to a high-frequency jet ventilator. Measurements and Main Results: Eighty-seven patients were enrolled, 30 with high-frequency jet ventilation and 57 with 1-lung ventilation. Both groups were adequately oxygenated, but patients in the one-lung ventilation group had a higher PaCO2 (42.75 ± 7.5 mm Hg) compared with that for the high-frequency jet ventilation group (35.25 ± 8.25 mm Hg) (p < 0.05). There were no differences in postoperative respiratory complications between the 2 groups. Mean blood loss was significantly lower for patients in the high-frequency jet ventilation group (1,243 ± 787 mL). Conclusions: High-frequency jet ventilation to 2 lungs, using a single-lumen tube, is a safe and adequate ventilation technique for use during esophagectomy. High-frequency jet ventilation had no influence on the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications but reduced perioperative blood loss and led to a decreased need for fluid replacement.
Keyword high-frequency jet ventilation
transthoracic esophagectomy
two-lung ventilation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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