J Korean Radiol Soc.  2004 Apr;50(4):251-253.

Tracheopathia Osteoplastica Associated with Anthracofibrosis: Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Korea.

Abstract

Tracheopathia osteoplastica is a rare benign disorder of the trachea and major bronchi. It is characterized by multiple cartilaginous or osseous submucosal nodules that project into the tracheobronchial lumen. Awareness of the condition is important to avoid unnecessary surgery. We report here on the CT and bronchoscopic findings of tracheopathia osteoplastica associated with anthracofibrosis in a 67-year old woman, and we will then discuss our findings.

Keyword

Trachea, abnormalities; Trachea, CT; Lung, CT

MeSH Terms

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Bronchi
Female
Humans
Trachea
Unnecessary Procedures
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