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Non-neoplastic lesions

Tracheopathia osteoplastica

Reviewer: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 3 February 2013, last major update October 2012
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● Rare disorder in which exophytic osteocartilaginous nodules arise from inner surface of tracheal ring cartilage, and are connected to one another by fibrous struts, forming an incomplete cylinder of fibro-osteocartilaginous tissue superficial to the tracheal rings
● Lesions are rarely diffuse and extensive

Case reports

● 64 year old woman (Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp 1999;50:164)

Micro images

Bronchial involvement: bone tissue with hematopoietic cells in bronchial mucous membrane, part of tissue has coalesced with bronchus cartilage

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