Lung - nontumor
Other nonneoplastic disease

Topic Completed: 1 October 2011

Revised: 30 January 2019, last major update October 2011

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PubMed search: broncholithiasis

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Broncholithiasis. website. Accessed May 28th, 2020.
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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