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Halvani A, Karimi M, Noorani F. Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica. JSSU. 2008; 16 (1) :168-168
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-554-en.html
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Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rare disorder of large airways with unknown etiology which is characterized by cartilaginous and bony nodules lining the mucosa of the trachea and major bronchi. Generally, it is benign and asymptomatic, but it may present with cough, exertional dyspnea and wheezing. It could therefore be mistaken with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . The diagnosis is usually made on bronchoscopy and confirmed on histology .We describe two cases of TO with characteristic bronchoscopic and histological findings. The first one had exertional dyspnea and hoarseness for more than 3 years and the second one had exertional dyspnea for more than 10 years .In both of the cases, fiber optic bronchoscopy was performed which revealed numerous white,hard,irregular nodules on trachea and main bronchi. The pathologic diagnosis of bronchoscopic biopsy was TO.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2010/01/25

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