Lung - nontumor
Other nonneoplastic disease

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 9 March 2017, last major update October 2011

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PubMed search: broncholithiasis

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Broncholithiasis. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
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