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Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct 10. pii: S0003-4975(19)31564-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.09.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Bronchoscopic surgery for a solitary tracheal tumor of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica.

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1
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kishiwada City Hospital, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: yasuto036@gmail.com.
2
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kishiwada City Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
3
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kishiwada City Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
4
Department of Pathology, Kishiwada City Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
5
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.

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.

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