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Figure 1: (In color): Different in vitro stages for correct placement of a right-sided double lumen tube by making use of an adult central venous catheter wire. (a) Mild plication of the supple distal extremity of the wire. (b) The wire is introduced through the endobronchial lumen. (c) The wire is slowly removed so that proper alignment between the wire extremity and the right upper lobe ventilation slot occurs. (d) The wire is removed again until its J-shaped extremity appears through the right-upper lobe ventilation slot. (e) When the location of the orifice of the right upper lobe is identified, the guide is moved forward though the slot into the upper lobe bronchus

Figure 1: (In color): Different <b>in vitro</b> stages for correct placement of a right-sided double lumen tube by making use of an adult central venous catheter wire. (a) Mild plication of the supple distal extremity of the wire. (b) The wire is introduced through the endobronchial lumen. (c) The wire is slowly removed so that proper alignment between the wire extremity and the right upper lobe ventilation slot occurs. (d) The wire is removed again until its J-shaped extremity appears through the right-upper lobe ventilation slot. (e) When the location of the orifice of the right upper lobe is identified, the guide is moved forward though the slot into the upper lobe bronchus