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What is the purpose of a bronchial lavage?

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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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