Definitions for "Bronchoalveolar lavage"
Washing of the broncheal tube and lung air sac.
the collection of lower airway and alveolar secretions using a bronchoscope.
Washing out the airways and lung tissue with a rinsing (sampling) solution on which cellular and chemical analysis can be made. Is usually performed under anesthesia.
a diagnostic test performed in patients with suspected pulmonary Tuberculosis when sputum smears are negative