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Tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica


Other Names for this Disease

  • Cartilaginous or bony projections into the tracheobronchial lumen
  • Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica
  • Tracheopathia osteoplastica
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Overview

Tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica (TO) is a rare condition of the large airways. It is characterized by the presence of multiple growths (nodules) made of bone and cartilage tissue, in the submucosa of the tracheobronchial wall. The nodules protrude into the spaces inside the trachea and bronchi, which can lead to airway obstruction. Affected people may have persisting or recurrent respiratory symptoms, and/or recurrent infections. The cause of TO is not currently known. There is no specific treatment to prevent the formation of nodules. Laser therapy or removal of the nodules may be needed in some cases.[1]
Last updated: 9/8/2014

References

  1. Lazor R, Cordier JF. Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica. Orphanet encyclopedia. June, 2004; https://www.orpha.net/data/patho/GB/uk-TO.pdf. Accessed 9/8/2014.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Cartilaginous or bony projections into the tracheobronchial lumen
  • Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica
  • Tracheopathia osteoplastica
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.