Broncholithiasis Assessed by Bronchoscopic Saline Solution Injection.

  title={Broncholithiasis Assessed by Bronchoscopic Saline Solution Injection.},
  author={Hiroki Nishine and Noriaki Kurimoto and Mariko Okamoto and Takeo Inoue and Masamichi Mineshita and Teruomi Miyazawa},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={54 12},
A 68-year-old man was admitted with hemoptysis. Bronchoscopy showed bronchial obstruction at the right B(3)bii proximal to the broncholith. The distal end of the bronchoscope was placed in a wedge position at the right B(3)bii. After repeated injection of saline solution through the working channel of the bronchoscope, we observed that the broncholith was freed from the bronchial wall. The broncholith was easily removed with forceps through the working channel of the bronchoscope. Bronchoscopic… CONTINUE READING

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