Feb 1, 1976

Alveolar proteinosis. Lobar lavage by fiberoptic bronchoscopic technique

Chest
B B BrachK M Moser

Abstract

Lavage limited to an isolated lobe was performed on multiple occasions using a cuffed fiberoptic bronchoscope in a patient with alveolar proteinosis. Sequential ventilation-perfusion scintiphotoscans were used to preselect and follow the functional behavior of the lavaged lobe. Lavage led to functional improvement. The technique of fiber-optic bronchoscopic lobar lavage is simple and may find application in patients in whom lavage of an entire lung may be hazardous.

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