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Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7094
GONCALVES, Breno Monteiro; TEIXEIRA, Vera Coelho and BITTENCOURT, Paulo Fernando Souto. Anesthesia for lung lavage in pediatric patient with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2012, vol.62, n.2, pp.271-273. ISSN 0034-7094. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-70942012000200013.
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 proteinoisis, who underwent whole-lung lavage by sequential lobar fiberoptic bronchoscopy under general anesthesia and spontaneous ventilation.
Keywords : Anesthesia [Inhalation]; Bronchoscopy; Pediatrics; Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis; Ventilation.