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August 1940


Author Affiliations

From the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University, Service of Charles M. Griffith, M.D.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(2):315-320. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020318007

This paper concerns itself in the main with a report of a case of sarcoidosis of the larynx and trachea.

A diligent search of the literature failed to disclose an adequate report of involvement of those organs.

Pinner,1 in his excellent review of the literature on this subject of sarcoidosis, mentioned two reports in the foreign and one in the American literature. I examined the latter. It was by Longcope and Pierson.2 Their report was as follows: "general oedema of epiglottis and laryngeal structures." That statement is of a general clinical nature, furnishing no specific information to the laryngologist. It was made as the designation of a clinical finding to account for the hoarseness of a patient suffering from generalized sarcoidosis. So far as I have been able to determine, the history to be given presently is the first report of sarcoid nodules in the larynx which includes a record