Broncholithiasis: rare but still present.

  title={Broncholithiasis: rare but still present.},
  author={A S Nollet and Johan Vansteenkiste and Maurits G. Demedts},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={92 7},
Broncholithiasis is a rare but distinct and potentially dangerous pulmonary problem that still needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of some patients with bronchial obstruction. Broncholiths originate from calcified material in peribronchial lymph nodes eroding into the tracheobronchial tree. The clinical and chest X-ray signs are usually non-specific, but the diagnosis can nowadays be made based on clinical suspicion, CT-scan and fibre-optic bronchoscopy findings, so that a… CONTINUE READING