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Bronchoalveolar Lavage MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Tree Number(s)
E05.927.100
Unique ID
D018893
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018893
Annotation
an irrigation technique: do not confuse with BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE FLUID, the washings obtained by lavage
Scope Note
Washing out of the lungs with saline or mucolytic agents for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It is very useful in the diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in immunosuppressed patients.
Entry Term(s)
Bronchial Lavage
Bronchioalveolar Lavage
Bronchopulmonary Lavage
Lavage, Bronchopulmonary
Lung Lavage
NLM Classification #
WF 600
Previous Indexing
Irrigation (1977-1995)
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/12/27
Revision Date
2019/05/24
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Preferred
Bronchial Lavage Narrower
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