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

Case Discussion

Tracheopathia osteochondroplastica is related to the 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
Published: 28th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
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