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Radiotherapy in sarcoidosis of the larynx: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6433127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sarcoidosis infrequently involves the larynx, but resultant airway obstruction will often prompt the need for therapeutic intervention. Systemic and intralesional corticosteroids as well as various surgical approaches have been advocated. We report a case of a 36-year-old man with biopsy proven laryngeal sarcoidosis. The patient became refractory to corticosteroids and was treated with megavoltage radiotherapy as an alternative to tracheostomy. A gradual and complete clinical recovery was observed. The radiation techniques are presented, and the literature regarding laryngeal sarcoidosis is reviewed. Megavoltage radiotherapy is a viable treatment option in this disorder.
T D Fogel; J B Weissberg; K Dobular; J A Kirchner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-10     Completed Date:  1984-10-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1223-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Airway Obstruction / physiopathology
Follow-Up Studies
Laryngeal Diseases / physiopathology,  radiotherapy*
Radiotherapy, High-Energy
Sarcoidosis / physiopathology,  radiotherapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones

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