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lavage

 [lah-vahzh´]
1. irrigation or washing out of an organ or cavity, as of the stomach or intestine.
2. to wash out, or irrigate.
bronchoalveolar lavage a technique by which cells and fluid from bronchioles and lung alveoli are removed for diagnosis of disease or evaluation of treatment; a bronchoscope is wedged into a bronchus and sterile saline is pumped in and then removed along with the fluid and cells to be analyzed.

la·vage

(lă-vahzh'),
The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
[Fr. from L. lavo, to wash]

lavage

(lăv′ĭj, lä-väzh′)
n.
A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.

lavage

Medtalk The washing out of a body cavity–pleural, peritoneal, pericardial cavity or hollow organ to obtain fluids for diagnostic cytology, to detect hemorrhage in blunt trauma, or remove toxins–eg, gastric lavage in overdose. See Bronchoalveolar lavage, Gastric lavage, Tracheobronchial lavage.

la·vage

(lă-vahzh')
The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
See also: gastric lavage
[Fr. from L. lavo, to wash]

lavage

Washing out of a hollow organ or cavity, especially by irrigation. Stomach washout.

Lavage

The washing out of a hollow body organ, for example, the stomach, using a flow of water.
Mentioned in: Fugu Poisoning

la·vage

(lă-vahzh')
The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
[Fr. from L. lavo, to wash]
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We used Fogarty catheter for lung isolation and feeding tube alongside the catheter for lavage. Non-lavaged lung was ventilated with Manujet through the rigid bronchoscope.
Pneumothorax and hydrothorax were complications that were reported during lung lavage in children (1).
He underwent therapeutic alveolar lavage with 12 liters of normal saline in each lung.
He underwent therapeutic lung lavage with 11 Liters in the right lung and 18 liters in the left lung (Figure-5).
Caratero, and P Carles, "Bronchoalveolar lavage in liquid paraffin pneumonitis," Chest, vol.
Strappini, V Ascoli et al., "Bronchoalveolar lavage cell analysis in a child with chronic lipid pneumonia," European Respiratory Journal, vol.
Woutres et al., 1983, performed revision with subsequent lavage after 24 hours in 80% of 65 patients, after 12 hours in 2%, and after 48 hours in the rest of the cases.
In a clinical investigation over a five years period (1992-1997), which included 307 patients with diffuse purulent peritonitis treated with different surgical methods--surgical drainage, closed postoperative peritoneal lavage, planned relaparotomy and laparostomy, we reported an overall mortality rate of 30.94% (95 patients).
Nasal lavage. We measured inflammatory markers in nasal lavage samples before, directly after, and at 2 hr postexposure.
We compared the differences before and after exposure to 3-MF and air control using t-tests for paired samples for rhinometric and spirometric changes and Wilcoxon matched pairs tests for the nonnormally distributed lavage data.
Case series of a HIV-infected population admitted to an academic hospital in Puerto Rico because of respiratory symptoms and who underwent diagnostic standard bronchoalveolar lavage.
Furthermore, elevated levels of sensory nerve-mediated tachykinin substance P were found in nasal lavage fluid (NAL) of patients with chronic cough and increased capsaicin cough sensitivity (Cho et al.