Nonneoplastic lesions
Tracheopathia osteoplastica

Author: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 10 November 2017, last major update October 2012

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Cite this page: Handra-Luca, A. Tracheopathia osteoplastica. website. Accessed April 25th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • 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
Microscopic (histologic) images

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