Since Boeck's1 original report on the skin lesions which we know to be only one of the manifestations of sarcoidosis, lesions of this type have been reported in every organ of the body. For many years, Boeck's sarcoid was considered to be an obscure lesion confined to the skin only. It was not until Schaumann in 1914 found lesions in the lymph nodes identical with those in the skin that it was postulated that Boeck's sarcoid was something more than a dermatological curiosity. Since then the condition has been demonstrated in every tissue of the body, including the heart,2 bone3 and eye,4 where it has been shown to be the causative factor of the uveoparotid syndrome.5
Sarcoidosis, whose etiology is as yet unknown, is in itself a relatively benign disease whose symptoms are due to mechanical rather than toxic factors.6 The lesion may be
APPELL AA, PRITZKER HG, KLOTZ PG. PYLORIC OBSTRUCTION DUE TO SARCOID OF THE STOMACH. AMA Arch Surg. 1951;62(1):140–144. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1951.01250030143017
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