Case Report

Tracheobronchial Trauma from Double Lumen Tube Placement in Patients Undergoing Lung Transplantation

Double lumen tube (DLT) sizes can vary considerably between manufacturers. This can lead to inadvertent oversizing of DLTs, especially if using conventional height/gender based sizing, which can potentially contribute to tracheal injury. We advocate for CT based sizing of DLTs, especially in high risk patients, and for thermal softening of DLTs as routine practice to help prevent tracheobronchial injury.