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 (lăv′ĭj, lä-väzh′)
A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.

[French, from Old French, from laver, to wash, from Latin lavāre; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈlævɪdʒ; læˈvɑːʒ)
(Medicine) med the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water
[C19: via French, from Latin lavāre to wash]


(ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ)

the cleansing of a bodily organ, as the stomach, by irrigation.
[1890–95; < French, =lav(er) to wash]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lavage - washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
gastric lavage - washing out the stomach with sterile water or a saltwater solution; removes blood or poisons; "when the doctor ordered a gastric lavage the hospital pumped out my stomach"


n. lavado, irrigación de una cavidad.


n lavado; bronchoalveolar — lavado broncoalveolar; gastric — lavado gástrico; peritoneal — lavado peritoneal
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BOSTON -- Ductal lavage is technically feasible in patients diagnosed with lobular neoplasia, reported Marie Ward, M.
The sensitivity of ductal lavage in detecting breast cancer was so low in a recent study that it cannot be recommended as a screening tool, investigators have reported.
We hear about ultrasound, thermography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital mammography and ductal lavage.
Through ductal lavage, a woman massages her breasts and then suction is applied to the nipple.
Known as ductal lavage, the procedure involves inserting an ultra-thin needle into the nipple and extracting cells for analysis from the wall of the milk duct.
A news report issued on Tuesday, October 19, citing a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute" called into question the benefits of ductal lavage as a means of detecting cancer in milk ducts before it shows up on mammograms.