Lung - nontumor
Other nonneoplastic disease
Broncholithiasis



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PubMed search: broncholithiasis

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Broncholithiasis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumorbroncholithiasis.html. Accessed October 15th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Any calcification that impinges on or distorts a bronchus
  • Due to food aspiration, bronchiectasis, TB, histoplasmosis or other granulomatous disease from lymph nodes eroding into airways
  • May be expectorated or aspirated causing hemorrhage or obstructive symptoms
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