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An unusual case of nasal sarcoidosis


Pezier, T F; Soyka, M B; Holzmann, D (2013). An unusual case of nasal sarcoidosis. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 36:719-722.

Abstract

Subcutaneous sarcoidosis is rare. As such, clinicians need a high index of suspicion when examining patients presenting with cosmetically unsightly lumps on the face. Sino-nasal manifestations of the disease should be sought with an endo-nasal examination, but definitive diagnosis requires histology. Even with good biopsy samples, the diagnosis may be elusive. We present a case from our clinic, which despite multiple biopsies, took almost 4 years to diagnose. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study.

Abstract

Subcutaneous sarcoidosis is rare. As such, clinicians need a high index of suspicion when examining patients presenting with cosmetically unsightly lumps on the face. Sino-nasal manifestations of the disease should be sought with an endo-nasal examination, but definitive diagnosis requires histology. Even with good biopsy samples, the diagnosis may be elusive. We present a case from our clinic, which despite multiple biopsies, took almost 4 years to diagnose. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:July 2013
Deposited On:20 Jan 2014 16:33
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:29
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0930-343X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00238-013-0871-y
Official URL:http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/786/art%253A10.1007%252Fs00238-013-0871-y.pdf?auth66=1390407430_d79e54194ed4603b242fd20f5ff70062&ext=.pdf

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