(BAL) Bronchoalveolar Lavage

Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) conducted bronchoscopically. Sterile water is injected into a part of the lung with the bronchoscope. Then the liquid is suctioned back and sent for testing. Bronchoalveolar lavage may assist in the diagnosis of infection, malignant development, death, and numerous conditions. Bronchoscopy can be used to investigate hacking or hemoptysis; to obtain explanation for excessive wheezing and bronchial control; to locate or evacuate remote bodies; to analyze the tracheobrachial tree; or to investigate the extent, origin, and degree of aggravation. Preoperatively, assessment of lung boil, carcinoma, tuberculosis, or bronchiectasis may be performed using bronchoscopy to coordinate the efforts of the specialist. Special clutters where clear observation or examination of substance or tissue can be helpful recall questionable or dangerous sputum cells, mysterious etiology invasions and diaphragmatic lack of control.    

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