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Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica discovered during tracheal intubation for general anesthesia
Med Biol Sci Eng 2018;1(2):58-60
Published online July 31, 2018
© 2018 Medical Biological Science and Engineering.

Chan Noh1, Yong Sup Shin1,2, Seok Hwa Yoon1,2, Seok Hwan Hong1, Choon Ho Jung1, Chae Seong Lim1,2

1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, 2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence to: Chae Seong Lim
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, 282 Munhwa-ro, Junggu, Daejeon 35015, Korea
Tel: +82-42-280-7840
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Received March 26, 2018; Revised April 10, 2018; Accepted April 10, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Tracheobonchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rare disorder, where there is benign dysplasia of the trachea and occasionally large bronchi. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who was discovered to have TO at the time of a difficult intubation. This case was also unusual because the patient had presented no previous symptoms despite the presence of extensive endotracheal lesions. The final diagnosis of TO was made after subsequent bronchoscopy in the post-operative period.
Keywords : Bronchoscopy; Anesthesia; Intratracheal intubation
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