Other Names for this Disease
- Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica
- Cartilaginous or bony projections into the tracheobronchial lumen
- Tracheopathia osteoplastica
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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.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
Last updated: 9/8/2014
- Lazor R, Cordier JF. Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica. Orphanet encyclopedia. June, 2004; https://www.orpha.net/data/patho/GB/uk-TO.pdf. Accessed 9/8/2014.
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