Top
30
Doctor insights on: Bronchial Lavage Purpose

Share
1

1
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

2

2
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

3

3
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
Is gastric lavage painful?

Is gastric lavage painful?

Its NOT a: "comfortable" step but its only taken when absolutely necessary!
WHY are you asking and WHY here in the Health Tap "Chat Room"?????
Just asking the question makes me think something is quite wrong!
More info please! ...Read more

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

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

14

14
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

15

15
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

17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
What are the instruments used in an antrostomy lavage bilateral operation?

Several: To access the maxillary sinus, drills, rongeurs- biting devices, cautery, and irrigation devices ...Read more

23

23
Nasogastric tubes to suction lavage should be irrigated with what fluid when blocked?

Nasogastric tubes to suction lavage should be irrigated with what fluid when blocked?

Doesn't matter: Most any liquid can be used to irrigate a nasogastric tube, anything that one might drink. It could be saline solution or tap water, which may the most common ones used. But just about anything non-toxic would be fine. ...Read more

24

24
I was wondering what are the instruments used in antrostomy lavage bilateral operation?

I was wondering what are the instruments used in antrostomy lavage bilateral operation?

Here are some...: Surgery is always considered the last resort of healthcare. Likewise, antrostomy is done under direct vision with magnifying scope? With current available very fine instruments to secure open drainage of sinus. More details for such particular surgery should be referred to the attending surgeon directly since the availability of equipments and professional proficiency may widely vary. ...Read more

25

25
What is a bronchoalveolar lavage please? ; also can u advice me. Also how is it different from bronchoscopy; thanks

Saline wash/segment: A bronchoalveolar lavage is a saline wash of a segment of the lung. It is sent to the laboratory for studies such as cultures and cell counts. A bronchoscopy is the actual procedure which involves a scope placed into the airway via the nose or mouth, to visualize the airways. ...Read more

26

26
Iam having TMJ lavage inweek under general anesthesia how long will it take, how to prepare & what to expect when wake up, what should I avoid till time?

Iam having TMJ lavage inweek under general anesthesia how long will it take, how to prepare & what to expect when wake up, what should I avoid till time?

General Anesthesia: May speed up the process by allowing easier access to the tmj. But, plan on at least 1-2 hours. General anesthesia requires the placement of a breathing tube thru the nose (no worries; you'll already be "asleep" before the tube is inserted). No blood thinners (asa, ibuprofen) for several days ahead ; nothing to eat/drink 8-12 hours before, some soreness ; swelling after. Good luck! ...Read more

27

27
Is there something called TMJ joint lavage. If there is how its done & why?

Is there something called TMJ joint lavage. If there is how its done & why?

Actually yes.: Lavage usually refers to injecting saline into the tempero mandibular space (under anesthesia) to free up a displaced/stuck tempero mandibular disc. ...Read more

28

28
Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Test: This is like the pap smear that check women for cancer of the cervix in that the pathologists looks for malignant cells in the washings obtained from the procedure. A negative result does not rule out malignancy however. ...Read more

29

29
Does anyone know about a bronchoalveolar lavage (bal)?

Yes: It is a washing of the lungs to test for infection, inflammation, or abnormal cells. What's your specific question about bals? ...Read more

30

30
How much does arthroscopic surgery (lavage and debridement) cost?

How much does arthroscopic surgery (lavage and debridement) cost?

Relative: It all depends on your insurance plan (or lack thereof). Every surgery involves fees for the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, the operating room, and any medications or disposable equipment needed for the surgery. ...Read more

Find us on Facebook