Trachea severely affected by a carcinoma that sits on the posterior wall of the intrathoracic and precarinal portion with 50% light reduction.
This voluminous formation seems to occupy all the light and deprives us of explaining how distal pulmonary ventilation is achieved.
The reason is that before the muscle relaxation caused by general anesthesia, the tracheal diameter was greater and thus allowed air passage through the periphery of this large occupant lesion.
Osteochondroplastic tracheopathy: tracheal aspect very different from its usual anatomical conformation.
Multiple hard nodular excrescences, irregularly distributed over the tracheal cartilages, upholstered by normal mucosa.
Osteoplastic tracheopathy is an infrequent and asymptomatic condition.
Alejandro Posadas Hospital