Friday, October 29, 2010

Laryngeal Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disorder of granulomatous inflammation of the lungs, chest, liver, skin, eyes, nose, and nervous system.  It can also involve the larynx, typically the supraglottis (above the vocal cords).  Diagnosis of laryngeal sarcoidosis is made with a biopsy.  Treatment is directed at control of the airway, systemic steroids and immunosuppressive medications, and occasionally surgery for relief of obstruction.

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