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Intracranial sarcoid granuloma as an extension of severe sinonasal sarcoidosis.
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PMID:  22522363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystem, granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. It manifests with a wide range of symptoms and clinical findings, including some that occur in the head and neck. Sinonasal sarcoidosis, in particular, frequently demonstrates a rather recalcitrant course and a potential for severe complications if left untreated. We present the case of a 46-year-old woman with extensive sinonasal sarcoidosis that progressed to involve the skull base and olfactory tract and ultimately led to the formation of a granuloma within the frontal lobe that required craniotomy and excision. Although surgery is not considered the primary treatment modality for sarcoidosis, it may have a role in managing this highly variable disease in certain patients.
Authors:
Stephen M Wold; John T Sinacori
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E27-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Alpine Ear, Nose & Throat, PC, 1120 E. Elizabeth St., Suite F-101, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA. Smwold1@yahoo.com.
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