A Rare Cause of Dyspnea in the Emergency Department: Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica

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A 62-year old female patient admitted to the emergency department with complaint of increasing dyspnea. The patient had also admitted to ED with a fracture on the 12th?thoracic vertebral due to falling and was advised to wear corsets and stay in bed rest and discharged three days ago. She had a history of heart failure for 10 years and had been using drugs due to it. On her echocardiography which performed to asses her for pulmonary embolism, ejection-fraction was 65% and cardiac cavities were normal. On her contrast-enhanced chest CT scan no pulmonary embolism was detected, but hemothorax and Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica which could enhance her dyspnea which had been existing for 10 years were detected

A 62-year old female patient admitted to the emergency department with complaint of increasing dyspnea. The patient had also admitted to ED with a fracture on the 12th thoracic vertebral due to falling and was advised to wear corsets and stay in bed rest and discharged three days ago. She had a history of heart failure for 10 years and had been using drugs due to it. On her echocardiography which performed to asses her for pulmonary embolism, ejection-fraction was 65% and cardiac cavities were normal. On her contrast-enhanced chest CT scan no pulmonary embolism was detected, but hemothorax and Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica which could enhance her dyspnea which had been existing for 10 years were detected (Figure: 1,2,3,4). The patient, who had been followed for heart failure for 10 years, had no other findings except Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica to explain dyspnea.

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  • Recieved: 12.01.2012
  • Accepted: 20.01.2012
  • Published Online: 20.01.2012
  • Printed: 01.07.2013
  • DOI: 10.4328/JCAM.900
  • Author: Ferhat Icme, Orhan Delice, Ayca Acikalin
  • Identifier: J Clin Anal Med. 2013;4(4):353-353
  • Index Page: 353-353
  • How to Cite: Ferhat Icme, Orhan Delice, Ayca Acikalin. A Rare Cause of Dyspnea in the Emergency Department: Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica. J Clin Anal Med. 2013;4(4):353-353
  • Running Title: Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica
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