Relationship Between Postoperative Lung Atelectasis and Position of the Endotracheal Tube in Pediatric Living-Donor Liver Transplantation

Transplantation Proceedings, 05/08/2012

The incidence of lung atelectasis in the authors' study was 16.6%, which all occurred in the right upper lung (RUL). No predictive risk factor from the patients' characteristics could be found, and no correlation between the level of the endotracheal tube and the occurrence of RUL atelectasis could be observed.

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