PIG Meeting: 18th February 2021
Update on patient presented at CME – severe type 2 respiratory failure during GA with DLT for broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL).
24 year old male with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
- Previous medulloblastoma treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy
- Complicated by deafness and renal failure
- Renal transplant
- Restrictive lung physiology
Procedure completed with femoral access and jugular return veno-venous ECMO. Required 5L BAL for each lung with washing out of alveolar protein. 24 hours V-V ECMO support and successfully extubated.