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Bilateral Partial Bronchial Obstruction due to Broncholithiasis Treated With Laser Therapy

Richard W. Snyder; Rafal W. Sawicki; Michael Unger
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Affiliations: From the Department of Medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pa,  From the Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia

Affiliations: From the Department of Medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pa,  From the Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia


1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1998;113(1):240-242. doi:10.1378/chest.113.1.240
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Abstract

The previously recognized modes of therapy for symptomatic broncholithiasis are broncholithectomy via surgery or bronchoscopy. A 46-year-old woman with bilateral partial bronchial obstruction was treated with Nd-YAG laser with complete resolution of symptoms and of airway obstruction.


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