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April 1978

Nasal and Paranasal Sarcoidosis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Program in Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Drs Maillard and Goepfert), and the Section of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas System Cancer Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston (Dr Goepfert).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(4):197-201. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790040019004

• Previous publications have dealt with the anatomic location, morphology, and natural history of sarcoidosis in the head and neck region. Different treatment modalities for intranasal granulomas have included submucosal injection of depocorticosteroids and corticosteroid aerosol spray. This article presents an overview of nasal and paranasal granulomatous disease, a brief review of the natural history of the disease, and a hypothesis of the cause of granulomatous formation in the nose and paranasal sinuses.

With the presentation of two cases of nasal and paranasal sarcoid, an attempt is made to correlate the degree of involvement, stage of development, and effect of the granulomas with the treatment of choice.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:197-201, 1978)

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