Bronchoscopic surgery for a solitary tracheal tumor of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica.

Bronchoscopic surgery for a solitary tracheal tumor of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct 10;: Authors: Sakaguchi Y, Matsumoto K, Nishioka K, Iizuka N, Hirayama Y, Kitaoka A, Tanimura K, Takahashi KI, Kato M Abstract Tracheobronchopathia 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. PMID: 31606516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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