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Table 1 Indications for independent lung ventilation in critical care

From: Clinical review: Independent lung ventilation in critical care

Independent lung ventilation Indication
Anatomical lung separation Massive hemoptysis
  Whole lung lavage for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
  Copious secretions (e.g. bronchiectasis, lung abscess)
Physiological lung separation Unilateral parenchymal injury
     Aspiration
     Pulmonary contusion
     Pneumonia
     Unilateral pulmonary edema
  Single lung transplant (post operative complications)
  Bronchopleural fistula
  Unilateral bronchospasm
  Severe bilateral lung disease failing conventional ventilationa
  1. aControversial indication.