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  Patronage of the Polish Society of Audiology and Phoniatrics

vol 11. no 4. December 2012  

 Original articles
Sarcoidosis of head and neck – case reports
Sarcoidosis of head and neck – case reports

Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystemic disease of unknown
etiology. It is characterized by formation of non-caseating
granulomas in involved organs. The disease most often affects
lungs and hilar lymph nodes. Head and neck organs involvement
is rare. In this paper we present three cases of sarcoidosis. In all
of them enlargement of parotid glands and cervical lymph nodes
were primary symptoms of the disease. All patients underwent
surgical biopsy of affected organs and then radiological and
functional examination of respiratory system. In one case
intrathoracic sarcoidosis was revealed. In the other cases no
systemic manifestations were detected. No progression of the
disease was revealed in the follow-up examination in any of the

keywords: sarkoidoza, głowa i szyja, ślinianki przyuszne, węzły chłonne szyjne

pages: from 174 to 178

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