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Laryngeal sarcoidosis presenting as an isolated submucosal vocal fold mass.
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PMID:  10442754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sarcoidosis can affect the larynx as a manifestation of systemic disease or as isolated laryngeal involvement. Classically, laryngeal involvement affects the supraglottis, and less commonly the subglottis, and true vocal fold involvement is rare. The clinical course is often highlighted by frequent exacerbations and remissions that, when associated with vague complaints and constitutional symptoms, are probably the greatest contributor to delayed presentation and diagnosis. We describe an unusual case of sarcoidosis that presented after a long and protracted clinical course as an isolated submucosal vocal fold mass requiring deep biopsy for diagnosis. A review of the literature with emphasis on diagnosis, appropriate airway management, and treatment is presented.
R B McLaughlin; J R Spiegel; J Selber; D B Gotsdiner; R T Sataloff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0892-1997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Voice     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-07     Completed Date:  1999-10-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712262     Medline TA:  J Voice     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Laryngeal Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Laryngeal Mucosa / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Sarcoidosis / pathology*,  surgery
Vocal Cords / pathology*,  surgery

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