THE Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica: A Case Report

  • Salar Khazani Fard Mail Resident of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  • Fathemeh Aghaeimeybodi Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
Keywords:
Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica, Dyspnea, Cough, Hoarseness

Abstract

Introduction: Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica (TPO) is a rare disease that is characterized by bony canals located on the cartilage ring. We here report one case of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica.
Case Report: A 64-year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital with a productive cough, sputum, and fever for ten days. Her chest CT scan showed mild thickening and irregularity associated with calcification in the trachea wall and main bronchus. The patient had rheumatoid arthritis, and after consultation with a rheumatologist, she received pneumonia treatment and then underwent bronchoscopy.
Conclusion: TPO is a rare, benign disease with slow progression. Physicians should be aware of TPO and should consider it in patients with chronic cough and respiratory infections.

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Published
2020-07-11
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Khazani Fard S, Aghaeimeybodi F. THE Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica: A Case Report. CRCP. 5(1):1-4.
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