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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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Treatment

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How might tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica be treated?

There is no specific treatment for tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica (TO). Recurrent infections and collapse of the lung are treated conventionally.[1] Inhaled corticosteroids may have some impact on people in early stages of the condition, but whether they may be helpful for people with more advanced disease needs further study.[2] Occasionally, tracheostomy may be needed. Surgical treatment options may be considered when all conservative therapies have been unsuccessful. The long-term outlook (prognosis) for affected people is generally good, but usually depends on the extension and location of the lesions. It has been reported that over 55% of affected people do not have any disease progression following the diagnosis.[1]
Last updated: 9/8/2014

References
  1. Ulasli SS, Kupeli E. Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica: a review of the literature. Clin Respir J. May 27, 2014; Accessed 9/8/2014.
  2. Zhu Y. et. al. A clinical study of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica: findings from a large Chinese cohort. PLoS One. July 11, 2014; 9(7):Accessed 9/8/2014.


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.