broncholith


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bron·cho·lith

n. broncolito, cálculo bronquial.
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5,8) A broncholith should be suspected in the presence of calcified hilar lymph nodes when associated with recurrent pneumonia.
A calcified or ossified endobronchial lesion without an associated soft-tissue component constitutes a broncholith, having likely reached its location by erosion of a calcified lymph node through an airway wall.
Bronchoscopy is useful to locate and extract broncholiths, but fails to detect adjacent calcifications because it is obscured by the inflammatory process.