A case of sarcoidosis with pleural involvement

Clin Respir J. 2018 Jan;12(1):334-336. doi: 10.1111/crj.12504. Epub 2016 Jun 26.


Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystem inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that is characterized by noncaseating granulomas. Although lung involvement is common in sarcoidosis, pleural involvement is rare. Pleural involvement may manifest as a pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pleural thickening and nodules, hydropneumothorax, hemothorax, or chylothorax. Here, we describe a case of sarcoidosis with pleural nodular thickening.

Keywords: intrathoracic; pleural; sarcoidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Image-Guided Biopsy
  • Middle Aged
  • Pleura / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pleural Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*