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Chest. 1976 Feb;69(2):224-7.

Alveolar proteinosis. Lobar lavage by fiberoptic bronchoscopic technique.

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.

PMID:
1248279
DOI:
10.1378/chest.69.2.224
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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