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January 1976

Nasal Sarcoidosis

Author Affiliations

From the departments of otorhinolaryngology and communicative sciences (Drs Gordon, Cohn, and Komorn) and pathology (Dr Greenberg), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(1):11-14. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780060057005

• Nasal sarcoidosis may affect nasal skin, mucosa, or bone, separately or simultaneously. Its incidence in patients with systemic sarcoid was once thought to be low, but this may be due to lack of proper intranasal examination and awareness of its existence by physicians who are more preoccupied with lung and other visceral involvement.

The otolaryngologist should be aware of nasal sarcoidosis because nasal obstruction or drainage secondary to nasal sarcoidosis may be the first and only manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis. The otolaryngologist can diagnose this disease earlier in its course by being aware of its existence.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:11-14, 1976)