Other Names for this Disease
- Cartilaginous or bony projections into the tracheobronchial lumen
- Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica
- Tracheopathia osteoplastica
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There is no specific treatment for tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica (TO). Recurrent infections and collapse of the lung are treated conventionally. Inhaled corticosteroids may have some impact on people in early stages of the condition, but whether they may be helpful for people with more advanced disease needs further study. Occasionally, tracheostomy may be needed. Surgical treatment options may be considered when all conservative therapies have been unsuccessful. The long-term outlook (prognosis) for affected people is generally good, but usually depends on the extension and location of the lesions. It has been reported that over 55% of affected people do not have any disease progression following the diagnosis.
Last updated: 9/8/2014
- Ulasli SS, Kupeli E. Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica: a review of the literature. Clin Respir J. May 27, 2014; Accessed 9/8/2014.
- Zhu Y. et. al. A clinical study of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica: findings from a large Chinese cohort. PLoS One. July 11, 2014; 9(7):Accessed 9/8/2014.