Case 61 Tracheal Stenosis Due To Tracheopathia Osteochondroplastica

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The CXR shows narrowing of the tracheal air column (Fig. 61.2) with calcification of the wall. Tracheal narrowing can be due to malignant causes (lung cancer, lymphoma, metastases) or benign causes (post tuberculosis, posttraumatic, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, Wegener's, Tracheopathia Osteochondroplastica). Tracheopathia Osteochondroplastica (TO) is an extremely rare condition, characterized by the presence of multiple osseous and/or cartilaginous submucosal nodules (Fig. 61.3) protruding into the lumen of the airway. Bronchoscopy is diagnostic but treatment is nonspecific and supportive.

Tracheopathia Osteochondroplastica
Fig. 62.1

Case 62. This middle-aged male gave a history of lung cancer. Recently, he complained of loss of weight and shortness of breath. His CXR is shown (Fig. 62.1).

Tracheal Stenosis

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