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J Laryngol Otol. 2004 May;118(5):385-7.

Mid-line swelling of the palate.

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Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, USA.

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multi-system, non-caseating granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology that may affect any organ. The oral involvement of sarcoidosis is rare and usually an initial manifestation of the disease. In this case report the authors present a 25-year-old African-American woman with palatal sarcoidosis treated successfully with intra-lesional corticosteroid injections. The oral manifestations of sarcoidosis are relatively uncommon and may be the only manifestation of the disease. Suspected cases of oral sarcoidosis should be biopsied and subsequently referred to a physician to rule out systemic involvement.

PMID:
15165319
DOI:
10.1258/002221504323086633
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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