Anaesthetic management of bilateral alveolar proteinosis for bronchopulmonary lavage.

Journal of postgraduate medicine

PubMedID: 10703563

Dixit R, Chaudhari LS, Mahashur AA. Anaesthetic management of bilateral alveolar proteinosis for bronchopulmonary lavage. J Postgrad Med. 2000;44(1):21-3.
The most hazardous manifestation of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is progressive hypoxia for which bronchopulmonary lavage (BPL) is the single most effective treatment. Unfortunately this procedure under general anesthesia itself increases the risk of hypoxia due to the need for one lung ventilation. It was therefore considered interesting to report the successful anaesthetic management of a patient with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis for Bronchopulmonary lavage.