Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica

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[edit] Discussion of Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica

  • Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica is characterized by development of osseous or cartilaginous nodules or both in the submucosa of the trachea and bronchial walls
  • Very rare condition.
  • Nodules are associated with tracheal cartilage, sparing the posterior membrane.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica

  • CT findings include thickened tracheal cartilage with small 3- to 8-mm calcific nodules along its inner aspect, protruding into the tracheal lumen.
  • The appearance is much more irregular than that seen with normal cartilage calcification.
  • Malacia is not present.

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Patient #1

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