Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica

Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2004 Jan-Mar;46(1):43-6.


Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rare and benign disorder characterized by cartilagenous and/or osseous submucosal deposits projecting into the laryngotracheobronchial lumen. The disorder is usually asymptomatic and most of the cases have been diagnosed incidentally at autopsy or during bronchoscopy. A case of TO in association with bronchogenic carcinoma is being reported for its rarity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchial Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Bronchial Diseases / pathology
  • Cartilage Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cartilage Diseases / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tracheal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Tracheal Diseases / pathology