Top 20 Doctor insights on: Bronchial lavage purpose

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What is the purpose of bronchial lavage?

What is the purpose of bronchial lavage?

Clean out airway: Bronchial lavage can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. The large airways can be washed free of secretions and infection, and the fluid sent for analysis for infection, aspiration, inflammatory cells, etc. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a bronchial lavage?

Clean out airway: Bronchial lavage can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. The large airways can be washed free of secretions and infection, and the fluid sent for analysis for infection, aspiration, inflammatory cells, etc. ...Read more

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Bronchoscopy with biopsy of lung nodules was done, biopsy result shows normal bt bronchial washing shows poorly differentiate cancer, confused?

Bronchoscopy with biopsy of lung nodules was done, biopsy result shows normal bt bronchial washing shows poorly differentiate cancer, confused?

See below: I'm not sure how your procedure was done, but nodules can be very difficult to biopsy, depending on size and if any type of imaging guidance is used. So in your case, the biopsy may have only gotten normal lung tissue and the nodule itself wasn't biopsied. The washing gets a large area - normal tissue and where the nodules are. It is sent for cytology. the Biopsy would be for histology. ...Read more

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How to make sinus lavage?

How to make sinus lavage?

1/4 tsp per cup: Usually 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for 8 ounces will do. And use 1 cup each nostril. Nasal lavage can be helpful for chronic sinus congestion, and I often recommend it. However, some studies suggest a risk of infection if neti pot or bottle not kept clean or use of contaminated tap water, or even injury to nasal tissue. So be cautious. ...Read more

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How to make a sinus lavage?

How to make a sinus lavage?

1/4 tsp per cup: Usually 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for 8 ounces will do. And use 1 cup each nostril. Nasal lavage can be helpful for chronic sinus congestion, and I often recommend it. However, some studies suggest a risk of infection if neti pot or bottle not kept clean or use of contaminated tap water, or even injury to nasal tissue. So be cautious. ...Read more

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What's gastric lavage?

Cleansing/rinsing: Lavage is a therapeutic irrigation or rinsing of an area. It can be related to lavaging or cleaning a wound with direct pressure, cleansing an ear canal, or a body cavity, such as the stomach, bronchi, sinuses, peritoneal region, etc. Another example would be placing a tube into the stomach, through the mouth, after someone has overdosed on pills to remove/lavage them to prevent further harm. ...Read more

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Is gastric lavage painful?

Is gastric lavage painful?

Its NOT a: "comfortable" step but its only taken when absolutely necessary!
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How is gastric lavage done?

How is gastric lavage done?

Gastric lavage: A flexible tube is inserted through the nose, down the throat & into the stomach, the contents o the stomach are suctioned out through the tube, and the stomach is then rinsed with saline solution or sterile water. ...Read more

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What's diffrence bet. Tmj lavage & TMJ arthrocentesis?

What's diffrence bet. Tmj lavage & TMJ arthrocentesis?

Fluid direction: Lavage involves pumping fluid into the joint space to clean it out while arthrocentesis is using a needle to remove fluid from the joint space. See an experienced oral surgeon to see if either is indicated for your case. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bronchoalveolar lavage?

General: This definition is adapted from wikipedia and is reasonable for limited space: bronchoalveolar lavage (bal) is procedure in which a bronchoscope is passed through the mouth or nose into the airways and fluid is flushed into the smaller airways and then recollected for examination. This can be used to clear mucous or secretions as well as for diagnosis of disease through analysis of fluid. ...Read more

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How often should you have ear lavage?

How often should you have ear lavage?

When plugged: As long has you don't have a hole in your eardrum or an infection in the ear canal (swimmer's ear) lavage can be used to remove a plug of earwax. ...Read more

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Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Corrosive poisons: Gastric lavage is the treatment of choice when ingestion of any poison is suspected. ...Read more

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How often should you have an ear lavage?

How often should you have an ear lavage?

When plugged: As long has you don't have a hole in your eardrum or an infection in the ear canal (swimmer's ear) lavage can be used to remove a plug of earwax. ...Read more

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I was told I should do sinus lavage, how could I do it at home?

I was told I should do sinus lavage, how could I do it at home?

1/4 tsp per cup: Usually 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt for 8 ounces of body temperature water will do. And use 1 cup each nostril. Nasal lavage can be helpful for chronic sinus congestion, and I often recommend it. However, some studies suggest a risk of infection if neti pot or bottle not kept clean or use of contaminated tap water, or even injury to nasal tissue. So be cautious. ...Read more

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I was told I should do sinus lavage, how could I make one at home?

I was told I should do sinus lavage, how could I make one at home?

See below: Usually 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt for 8 ounces of body temperature water will do. And use 1 cup each nostril. Then blow nose well. Nasal lavage can be helpful for chronic sinus congestion, and I often recommend it. However, some studies suggest a risk of infection if neti pot or bottle not kept clean or use of contaminated tap water, or even injury to nasal tissue. So be cautious. ...Read more

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What's nasal lavage?

What's nasal lavage?

Nasal Rinse: Nasal lavage - is any saline based solution that you use to lavage (rinse) your nasal passage. These can be quite effective. But you should only use distilled water or cooled down boiled water to make the rinse. I recommend to all of my sinus patients. My patients like the neilmed sinus rinse but you can use any of the ones out there. ...Read more

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What is non-arthroscopic lysis and lavage?

What is non-arthroscopic lysis and lavage?

See below: Lavage is usually a procedure in which fluid is run through something, lysis means to break apart, arthroscopic means to insert a small camera into a joint for visualization. So a "non arthroscopic" lavage means they probably inserted arthroscopic cannulas into a joint and ran fluid through but did not visualize the joint with a scope. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had a lavage done on their jaw?

TMJ: A TMJ surgical procedure, TMJ arthroscopy with lysis and lavage is a recognized procedure for TMJ disorders. Another procedure, arthrocentesis, also lavages the jaw joint. Both good when indicated. Ask oral surgeon for advice. Ask a more complete question for a more complete answer. ...Read more

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