Lindsay R Hunter Guevara, Shane M Gillespie, Alan M Klompas, Norman E Torres, David W Barbara
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare syndrome in which phospholipoproteinaceous matter accumulates in the alveoli leading to compromised gas exchange. Whole-lung lavage is considered the gold standard for severe autoimmune PAP and offers favorable long-term outcomes. In this case report, we describe the perioperative management and procedural specifics of a patient undergoing WLL for PAP in which an anesthesiologist serves as the proceduralist and a separate anesthesiologist provides anesthesia care for the patient.
David W Barbara
Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street S. W., Rochester, MN 55905
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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