Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica: two cases and review of literature.

Kart L., Kiraz K., Büyükoglan H., Ozesmi M., Sentürk Z., GÜLMEZ İ. , ...Daha Fazla

Tüberküloz ve toraks, cilt.52, sa.3, ss.268-271, 2004 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: Tüberküloz ve toraks
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.268-271


Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is an unusual disorder. It mainly affects men over 50 years old and clinical manifestations are observed when obstructive or infectious complications occur. A 50-year old woman was investigated because of productive cough and 42 years old man was investigated because of haemoptysis. In two cases, at bronchoscopy, the typical picture of TO was observed. Microscopic examination of the biopsy material revealed bone formation. TO should be considered in the differential diagnosis as an unusual cause of chronic persistent cough, haemoptysis, persistent atelectasis, and recurrent segmental or lobar infection.