Bronchoalveolar lavage: radiographic manifestations.

@article{Gurney1987BronchoalveolarLR,
  title={Bronchoalveolar lavage: radiographic manifestations.},
  author={Jud W. Gurney and Warren Harrison and Kenneth H. Sears and Richard A. Robbins and C A Dobry and Stephen I. Rennard},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={163 1},
  pages={71-4}
}
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is a safe and well-tolerated procedure in which the lower respiratory tract is sampled through infusion and subsequent aspiration of sterile saline solution. To determine the radiographic changes consequent to this procedure, 25 patients undergoing fiberoptic bronchoscopy and BAL were evaluated prospectively. After lavage, anteroposterior radiographs were obtained immediately and after 30, 90, and 240 minutes, and 24 hours. The degree and site of opacification on… CONTINUE READING