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Broncholith within the left lower lobe bronchus

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 30 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2754
  1. Jonathan Oparka, specialist registrar1,
  2. Nick Cohen, consultant2,
  3. Shoaib Hanif, clinical fellow1,
  4. Keith Buchan, consultant1
  1. 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK
  2. 2Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
  1. jonoparka{at}

Broncholiths are calcified peribronchial lymph nodes that extrude into the adjacent airway, resulting in clinical symptoms that present the clinician with …

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