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November 1942

DESTRUCTIVE LESION IN THE PARANASAL SINUSES ASSOCIATED WITH BOECK'S SARCOID

Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;36(5):740-742. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.03760050132014
Abstract

Boeck's sarcoid, first described by Hutchinson in 1869 as a disease of the skin and later recognized by Boeck as a generalized disease affecting the lymph nodes and internal organs, has more recently been brought to the attention of the medical profession by the work of Longcope and Pierson.1 In spite of the widened interest in sarcoid since that time, we have been unable to find any reference to its involvement of the sinuses. It is because of the apparent rarity of the condition and its interesting nature in this case that we make this report.

REPORT OF A CASE  At the end of October 1940, a 47 year old Negress, a widow, was admitted to the Baltimore City Hospital for the removal of an epulis in the region of the left canine fossa. A short time before admission her dentist had noticed this tumor in the gum and

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