Successful double lumen tube insertion in a patient with unanticipated laryngeal and tracheal web

Ann Card Anaesth. Sep-Dec 2011;14(3):211-3. doi: 10.4103/0971-9784.84022.


A 45-year-old female patient admitted for surgical management of carcinoma esophagus, presented with difficulty in insertion of left-sided 37 F and 35 F double lumen tube (Mallinckrodt® Broncho-Cath). Fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed a subglottic web in the larynx just below the vocal cords and a tracheal web just above the carina. Differential lung ventilation could be achieved with a 35 F internal diameter double lumen tube (Portex® Blueline® Endobronchial tube).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Esophageal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / methods
  • Laryngeal Diseases / complications*
  • Middle Aged
  • Tracheal Diseases / complications*