Endo or Trans-tracheal Washing

An Endotracheal wash or transtracheal wash is a procedure used to evaluate lungs for infection (pneumonia), inflammation, or cancer. In smaller patients, like cats and small dogs, an endotracheal tube is inserted from the mouth into the trachea. In larger dogs, a needle catheter is passed directly into the trachea. Sterile saline is inserted into the lungs and a sample is then retrieved for analysis (cytology and culture).

Internal Medicine

A board certified veterinary internal medicine specialist is a licensed veterinarian who has obtained intensive, additional training in... More

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