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Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica presenting as right middle lobe collapse. Diagnosis by bronchoscopy and computerized tomography.

Authors
  • Hodges, M K
  • Israel, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1988
Volume
94
Issue
4
Pages
842–844
Identifiers
PMID: 3139374
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rarely described disorder which historically has not been frequently recognized antemortem. Studies by computerized tomography (CT) and bronchoscopy now permit a definitive antemortem diagnosis and can obviate a more invasive diagnostic evaluation. We describe two cases of TO presenting as right middle lobe collapse, discuss the clinical and pathologic features, and outline an approach to its evaluation using CT and bronchoscopic study.

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