Fluid recovery during lung lavage in meconium aspiration syndrome Academic Article uri icon


  • UNLABELLED: Lung lavage using two aliquots of 15 mL/kg of dilute surfactant was performed in 30 ventilated infants with severe meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). Mean recovery of instilled lavage fluid was 46%, with greater fluid return associated with lower mean airway pressure at 24 h and a shorter duration of respiratory support. CONCLUSION: Recovery of instilled lavage fluid is paramount in effective lung lavage in MAS and must be afforded priority in the lavage technique.


  • Dargaville, Peter A
  • Copnell, Beverley
  • Mills, John F
  • Haron, Ismail
  • Lee, Jimmy KF
  • Tingay, David G
  • Rohana, Jaafar
  • Mildenhall, Lindsay F
  • Jeng, Mei-Jy
  • Narayanan, Anushree
  • Battin, Malcolm R
  • Kuschel, Carl A
  • Sadowsky, Joel L
  • Patel, Harshad
  • Kilburn, Charles J
  • Carlin, John B
  • Morley, Colin J

publication date

  • 2013