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Alveolar proteinosis lung lavage using partial cardiopulmonary bypass.

Authors
Journal
Thorax
0040-6376
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Keywords
  • Research Article
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

An adult case of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis presented with an arterial oxygen tension of 27 mmHg (3.6 kPa) while breathing air. Dangerous hypoxaemia during lung lavage was avoided by using partial cardiopulmonary bypass.

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