Tracheopathia osteochondroplastica

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Asymptomatic. CT performed to assess a pulmonary nodule.

Patient Data

Age: 61
Gender: Male

CT Chest

Diffuse tracheal nodular calcifications in the antero-lateral walls. There is no relevant tracheal stenosis. The appearance is much more irregular than that seen with normal cartilage calcification.

Case Discussion

On tracheopathia osteochondroplastica there is development of osseous or cartilaginous 1 - 8mm nodules or both in the submucosa of the trachea and bronchial walls. They may be either focal or diffuse.

Asymptomatic patient. Presumptive diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 21517
Case created: 28th Jan 2013
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
System: Chest
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