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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1994;27(2):197-206.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1994.27.2.197   
Anesthetic Management for Whole-Lung Lavage in a Patient with Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis.
Jun Ro Yoon, Jong Wook Kim, Myoung Hun Kong, Hae Ja Lim, Byung Kook Chae, Seong Ho Chang
Department of Anesthesiology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is characterized by the remittent or progressive accumulation of lipid-rich proteinaceous material within the alveolar sacs in the absence of inflammatory response. Whole-lung lavage is the only consistent treatment for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. We have utilized whole-lung lavage for the successful treatment of a 62 year-old female patient with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. There was no persistent complication during the procedure and the postanesthetic recovery except temporary fever and hypoxic event. The patient was symptomatically, physiologically, and radiologically improved within days after the procedures.
Key Words: Whole-lung lavage; Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis; Genenal anesthesia
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