Venovenous bypass with a membrane lung to support bilateral lung lavage Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Oxygen

abstract

  • Partial venovenous cardiopulmonary bypass with a membrane oxygenator was used to exchange respiratory gases during and after bilateral lung lavage in a patient with severe hypoxemia caused by pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The patient was unable to tolerate an attempt at lung lavage without bypass. Therefore, extracorporeal perfusion safely supported the patient's respiration for 32 hours, buying time to lavage each lung separately and to enable sufficient recovery of transpulmonary gas exchanging capacity.

publication date

  • August 9, 1984

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.251.24.3269

PubMed ID

  • 6727002

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3269

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 251

number

  • 24