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Large volume pulmonary lavage is a procedure needed for patients having pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). This primary or acquired disease causes the lungs to fill with lipoproteinaceous fluid that cannot be cleared. A large amount of fluid is needed to flush the lungs (lavage) and clear the secretions.
At UC San Diego Medical Center’s Interventional Pulmonology Unit, the following interventional pulmonologists specialize in performing large volume pulmonary lavage:
All referrals will still have the option of continuing their treatment with their primary care physicians after a large volume pulmonary lavage procedure.
Interventional PulmonologyUC San Diego Medical Center, 3rd Floor, South Wing200 West Arbor DriveSan Diego, CA 619-543-5840
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