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Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Jun;25(6):546-53. doi: 10.1111/pan.12626. Epub 2015 Feb 9.

Anesthetic techniques to facilitate lung lavage for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in children-new airway techniques and a review of the literature.

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Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

Pediatric patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis require whole lung lavage to clear the accumulation of lipoproteinaceous material within the alveoli, to maintain respiratory function. Anesthesia for this presents a challenge due to preexisting respiratory failure, and the small diameter and length of the pediatric airway, which is often unable to accommodate existing one-lung isolation and ventilation equipment. Novel techniques to facilitate lung lavage on seven occasions are described and placed in the context of the existing literature to date.

KEYWORDS:

anesthesia; children; lung lavage; pediatrics; pulmonary alveolar proteinosis; pulmonary ventilation

PMID:
25664978
DOI:
10.1111/pan.12626
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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