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Table 2 Clinical applications of the EZB

From: The EZ-blocker for one-lung ventilation in patients undergoing thoracic surgery: clinical applications and experience in 100 cases in a routine clinical setting

Documented indications n (%)
Difficult airway 27 (27)
 Oral cancer 12 (12)
 Vocal cord dysfunction 4 (4)
 Mediastinal mass syndrome 1 (1)
 Subcutaneous emphysema 1 (1)
 Limited mouth opening 1 (1)
 Tracheal dislocation 1 (1)
 Other reasons 7 (7)
RLN monitoring 21 (21)
Intubated patients 12 (12)
Tracheostomized patients 11 (11)
Rapid sequence induction 11 (11)
 Not fasting 3 (3)
 Obesity 2 (2)
 Gastroesophageal reflux disease 1 (1)
 Other reasons for increased risk of gastric regurgitation 5 (5)
Difficult airway and RLN monitoring 5 (5)
Rapid sequence induction and RLN monitoring 1 (1)
Other reasons 4 (4)
 DLT cuff leak 1 (1)
 DLT not placeable 1 (1)
 DLT applied too much pressure to the carina 1 (1)
 Ailing teeth 1 (1)
Medical education 8 (8)
  1. Data are presented as absolute number (%)