Whole-lung lavage in alveolar proteinosis by a modified lavage technique.

Abstract:

:Whole-lung lavage is the only efficient treatment in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. A 36-year-old woman with severe pulmonary alveolar proteinosis confirmed by video-assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsies underwent repetitive whole-lung lavages without improvement. A modified technique consisting of manual ventilation between instillation and aspiration of half the amount of saline used for conventional lavage was applied. Impressive clinical and functional improvement occurred and persisted for 1 year. We believe that the amelioration can be attributed to the technique described above.

journal_name

Chest

journal_title

Chest

authors

Bingisser R,Kaplan V,Zollinger A,Russi EW

doi

10.1378/chest.113.6.1718

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1998-06-01 00:00:00

pages

1718-9

issue

6

eissn

0012-3692

issn

1931-3543

pii

S0012-3692(16)31525-2

journal_volume

113

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