Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica in a 9-year-old girl

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2006 Jan;41(1):95-7. doi: 10.1002/ppul.20311.


Tracheobroncopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rare disease of adult males characterized by osteocartilagious submucosal nodules protruding into the airway lumen, causing variable degrees of airway obstruction. Here we describe a case of TO in a 9-year-old girl patient presenting with chronic cough, along with a brief review of this rare benign condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchi / pathology
  • Bronchial Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Bronchial Diseases / pathology
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Osteochondrodysplasias / diagnosis*
  • Osteochondrodysplasias / pathology
  • Trachea / pathology
  • Tracheal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Tracheal Diseases / pathology