Trachaeobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica: Helical CT Findings in 4 Cases

Santiago Restrepo, Meenakshi Pandit, Miguel A. Villamil, Isabel C. Rojas, Juan M. Perez, Ana Gascue

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Abstract

Tracheopathia osteochondroplastica is an uncommon abnormality of the cartilaginous tracheal wall, characterized by the presence of osteocartilaginous calcified nodules within the submucosa, with variable degree of diffuse tracheal narrowing. Imaging findings in CT are characterized by the presence of calcified nodular densities protruding into the tracheal lumen, with an abnormally irregular tracheal morphology and often decreased lateral diameter. This can extend to the proximal main stem bronchi. CT is the imaging modality of choice in this entity. The clinical manifestations, as well as the imaging findings, in 4 cases are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-116
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of thoracic imaging
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

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Keywords

  • Trachea narrowing
  • Tracheal calcification
  • Tracheopathia osteochondroplastica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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