A proven isolation technique1,2 to identify the source of air leak(s).
A proven isolation technique1,2 to identify the source of air leak(s)…
From the leader in valve therapy for air leaks with over two thousand procedures supported worldwide.
Block main bronchus to determine if the leak can be stopped or reduced and the length of time it takes to see a change in the water
Systematically work from proximal to distal.
3. Place Valve
Once an airway is identified, size the airway and place a valve.
Repeat process to isolate additional leaks as dynamics may have changed since valve placement.*
1. Mahajan. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013; 145:626-630.
2. Gillespie. Ann Thorac Surg 2011; 91:270-3.
*Treatment should be limited to no more than 3 segments by placing valves in segmental or sub-segmental bronchi in the target lung to avoid excessive isolation of tissues from ventilation