Speaker for Anesthesia Conferences - Dinesh K Choudhry

Title: One Lung Ventilation in Children - Techniques and management

Dinesh K Choudhry

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, USA


Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics; Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Director of Pain Service at Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, at Nemours A.I.DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE. Have several publications in the field of pediatric anesthesiology in various indexed journal.


Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has increased exponentially and one lung ventilation (OLV) is frequently performed to facilitate surgical exposure or to isolate diseased lung from healthy lung to prevent soiling. OLV refers to mechanical separation of two lungs to accomplish ventilation of only one lung while the surgical lung is allowed to passively deflate. My goal in the presentation would be talk about:

  • Physiology of OLV in children
  • Various devices available for OLV in infants and children
  • Pros and cons of various techniques
  • Various strategies to optimize oxygenation