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Pulmonary tuberculosis occurred in patient with Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica
Jung Woo Shim, Joon Hwan Kim, Young Woo Jang, Yon Mi Sung, Narae Kim, Sang Min Lee
Kosin Med J. 2018;33(2):200-207.   Published online December 31, 2018
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Tracheobronchopathia osteoplastica (TO) is a rare benign disease in which the anterior inner wall of the tracheobronchus changes because of abnormal chondrogenesis or ossification, while the posterior wall of the trachea is spared. The etiology is not clearly understood, but may relate with chronic infection, inflammation, and trauma. In some case studies, it has also been reported to be accompanied by other chronic diseases such as atrophic rhinitis and amyloidosis. However, Coexistence of TO and tuberculosis has rarely been reported, and has never been reported in Korea. Here, we report a case of a 70-year-old male patient who complained of hemoptysis and whose case was diagnosed as TO and pulmonary tuberculosis through bronchoscopy with bronchial washing and biopsy.


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