Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 3, Pages 260 - 264 2020-05-04

Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic and multisystemic chronic disease characterized by non-caseating granulomas. Sinonasal sarcoidosis may be seen in an isolated form or related to a multisystemic disease. A 48-year-old female patient visited the otolaryngology department with complaints of headache and nasal obstruction for two years. The physical examination revealed a saddling on the nose, and crusted fragile mucosa was observed bilaterally in nasal endoscopy. Paranasal CT showed invasion of the right orbita. In chest X-ray, there was bilateral hilar enlargement, and lung biopsy revealed non-caseating granulomas. A bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery was applied to the patient. Upon histopathological demonstration of multiple non-caseating granulomas in the specimen, the diagnosis of sinonasal sarcoidosis was made. The patient responded well to the following steroid treatment. Although rare, sarcoidosis should be taken into consideration in differential diagnosis of sinonasal diseases. 

sarcoidosis, sinonasal involvement, non-caseating granulomas
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Primary Language en
Subjects Otorhinolaryngology, Pathology
Journal Section Case Reports

Orcid: 0000-0001-6768-1275
Author: Selma ERDOĞAN DÜZCÜ (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Pathology, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University School of Medicine, İzzet Baysal Training and Research Hospital, Bolu, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0001-6006-0492
Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University School of Medicine, İzzet Baysal Training and Research Hospital, Bolu, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Application Date : January 9, 2019
Acceptance Date : May 18, 2019
Publication Date : May 4, 2020

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