Aspiration pneumonia due to polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution (Golytely) treated by bronchoalveolar lavage

Gyu Young Hur, Sung Yong Lee, Jae Jeong Shim, Kwang Ho In, Kyung Ho Kang, Se Hwa Yoo

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Abstract

Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-electrolyte solution (Golytely), is most commonly used for bowel preparation before colonoscopy, as well as for barium enema and colon surgery. In this case, a 70-year-old man developed ARDS following the administration of Golytely by mouth before a scheduled colonoscopy. Aspiration of PEG-electrolyte solution was suspected, and the patient was successfully treated by BAL. Therefore, early bronchoscopy and BAL should be considered as initial treatment for PEG aspiration, because removal of PEG is most important for managing the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan

Keywords

  • ARDS
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • BAL
  • Golytely

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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