Percutaneous cryoablation of pulmonary tumors at the posterior lung base is challenging due to diaphragmatic motion and the requirement for prone positioning. High-frequency jet ventilation allows oxygenation and ventilation with minimal diaphragmatic movement. In this case report, we describe the use of high-frequency jet ventilation in the prone position to facilitate the cryoablation of a peridiaphragmatic pulmonary neoplasm.
From the Departments of *Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
†Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Accepted for publication March 18, 2019.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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