Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica: a rare case report of a non-smoker and non-atopic patient, with a long history of wheezing since childhood.

@article{Fois2016TracheobronchopathiaOA,
  title={Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica: a rare case report of a non-smoker and non-atopic patient, with a long history of wheezing since childhood.},
  author={Alessandro Fois and Antonella Arcadu and Luigi Santoru and Rocco Trisolini and Vincenzo Marras and Giorgio Carlo Ginesu and Sara Canu and Lorenzo Cordero and Gabriella Diana and Pietro Pirina},
  journal={Multidisciplinary respiratory medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={11},
  pages={16}
}
BACKGROUND Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica (TBPO) is an uncommon and benign condition characterized by osseous or metaplastic cartilaginous 1-3 mm nodules in the submucosa of the tracheo-bronchial tree. Posterior membranous wall of trachea is typically spared. Ecchondrosis and exostosis nodules can cause chronic inflammation and mucosal metaplasia, stiffness and airway obstruction. The prevalence of this disease, often asymptomatic or associated with nonspecific symptoms, is… CONTINUE READING

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