SAOP3- Thoracic Sx

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  1. What are the 3 approaches to thoracic surgery? Briefly describe each.
    • median sternotomy- most invasive, dog in dorsal recumbency, dissect pectorals to expose sternum, poor dorsal exposure, stay on midline but keep manubrium intact
    • intercostal- moderately invasive, good access to dorsal structures, limited exposure
    • MIS- minimally invasive, thorascopy, subxyphoid, primarily for biopsy/ explore
  2. How do you close a sternotomy?
    • cerclage wire-¬†figure 8 or double loop
    • REMEMBER: chest tube! (after any thoracic surgery)
  3. Where do you enter for minimally invasive surgery of the thorax?
    sub-xyphoid
  4. What are the anesthesia goals (physiologic values) during thoracic surgery? (4)
    • SpO2 >95%
    • Tidal volume 10-15 mL/kg
    • Resp rate 10-30 rpm
    • Peak airway pressures <20mmHg

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SAOP3- Thoracic Sx
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2017-02-27 17:53:00
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