Bronchoscopic surgery for a solitary tracheal tumor of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica

Publication date: Available online 10 October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yasuto Sakaguchi, Kazuya Matsumoto, Kensuke Nishioka, Norishige Iizuka, Yutaka Hirayama, Aya Kitaoka, Kazuya Tanimura, Ken-ichi Takahashi, Motokazu KatoAbstractTracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica is a rare benign condition where multiple cartilaginous or bony submucosal nodules project into the trachea or bronchi. A 71-year-old man complained of cough for 3 months. Computed tomography scanning revealed a calcified tracheal tumor near the tracheal bifurcation. Pulmonary function testing indicated airflow limitation, and bronchoscopic examination confirmed a solitary rigid tumor. Bronchoscopic resection was performed under general anesthesia, and the tumor was detached by cauterizing its stem with high-frequency coagulation. The tumor was pathologically indicative of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica. After surgery, the clinical signs of cough and dyspnea resolved and pulmonary function normalized.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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