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Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2012 Mar-Apr;62(2):269-73. doi: 10.1016/S0034-7094(12)70125-3.

Anesthesia for lung lavage in pediatric patient with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.

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Hospital Felicio Rocho, Brazil. breno83@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disorder first described in 1958. The Whole-Lung Lavage (WLL) proposed in the 1960s, remains the treatment of choice. Several techniques have been described to perform lung lavage in pediatric patients; however, all have limitation and risks.

CASE REPORT:

Female patient, aged 6 years and 8 months, 25 kg, diagnosed with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, who underwent whole-lung lavage by sequential lobar fiberoptic bronchoscopy under general anesthesia and spontaneous ventilation.

PMID:
22440382
DOI:
10.1016/S0034-7094(12)70125-3
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