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Broncholithiasis: An Uncommon Cause of Hemoptysis

Prangthip Charoenpong, MD; Khushboo Chokshi, MD; Rosa Arancibia, MD; George Apergis, MD
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1247A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1360
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Signs and Symptoms of Chest Disease

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Broncholithiasis is caused by a calcified lymph node eroding bronchial wall and an opening into the bronchial lumen. Granulomatous lymphadenitis caused by TB infections is the most common cause worldwide. Patients may present with cough, dyspnea, hemoptysis or asymptomatic. The diagnosis is often overlooked as it is not a common finding and CXR often fails to detect it.

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