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High-Frequency Jet Ventilation in the Prone Position to Facilitate Cryoablation of a Peridiaphragmatic Pulmonary Neoplasm: A Case Report

Vazquez, Rafael MD*; Beermann, Stephanie L. CRNA, MSN*; Fintelmann, Florian J. MD; Mullen, Eleanor M. CRNA, MSN*; Chitilian, Hovig MD*

doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001024
Case Reports

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.

Funding: None.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence to Rafael Vazquez, MD, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, GRB-444, Boston, MA 02114. Address e-mail to

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