Tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica

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Tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica

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.
 

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The terms "Tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Endocardial calcification of left atrium, tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica, and calcified aortic arch in a patient with dyspnea.
 

Author(s): Ulrike M Müller, Stephan Gielen, Gerhard C Schuler, Matthias Gutberlet

Journal: Circ Heart Fail. 2008 Nov;1(4):290-2.

 

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2009

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Tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica: its relationship to primary tracheobronchial amyloidosis.
 

Author(s): A Sakula

Journal: Thorax. 1968 Jan;23(1):105-10.

 

Last Updated: 10 Apr 1968

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