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Whole Lung Lavage

Patients with alveolar proteinosis are treated with whole lung lavage, usually 20 liters of normal saline, to remove deposited proteinaceous material in the lung. The procedure is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia with a double lumen breathing tube.


For more information about Interventional Pulmonology services at Norton Thoracic Institute, please call (602) 406-4000.