broncholith


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broncholith

 [brong´ko-lith]
a hard mass or concretion in a bronchus or bronchi, formed around an inorganic center or from calcified portions of lung tissue or adjacent lymph nodes. Called also bronchial calculus.

bron·cho·lith

(brong'kō-lith),
A hard concretion in a bronchus, usually resulting from the erosion of a tuberculous or other granulomatous lymph node through the bronchial wall into the lumen.
Synonym(s): bronchial calculus
[broncho- + G. lithos, stone]

bron·cho·lith

(brong'kō-lith)
A hard concretion in a bronchus or bronchial tube.
[broncho- + G. lithos, stone]

broncholith

a bronchial calculus.
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Two cases of broncholith removal under the guidance of flexible bronchoscopy.
Caption: FIGURE 3: CT chest axial, slice inferior to Figure 2, showing broncholith in left lower lobe bronchus (arrow).
Broncholiths are more common on the right side because of airway anatomy and lymph node distribution.