Management of Alveolar Proteinosis by Bronchopulmonary lavage under Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Tahereh Parsa--- ,
Ardeshir Tajbakhsh--- ,
Zargham Hossein Ahmadi--- ,
Behrooz Farzanegan--- ,
Alireza Jahangirifard--- Assistant Professor, Anesthesiologist, Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



The gold standard of treating Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP) is bronchopulmonary lavage (BPL). We describe a rare case of BPD for PAP, who underwent ECMO due to hypoventilation in the setting of one lung ventilation. First, the clinical course of the patient is presented; furthermore, the biomolcular basis of PAP and new treatment approaches is discussed.



Alveolar Proteinosis, Bronchopulmonary lavage, ECMO

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