What monitoring is performed during bullectomy?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019
  • Author: Neerja Gulati, MD; Chief Editor: Dale K Mueller, MD  more...
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Careful patient selection is the key to achieving good results.

Early extubation and appropriate invasive and noninvasive monitoring are needed.

Air leakage can be reduced by minimizing the duration of positive-pressure ventilation and applying a secure staple line with or without buttress material/fibrin sealants and creation of a pleural tent.

Chest tube connection to water seal/suction and monitoring for development or worsening of a pneumothorax are needed.


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