Sarcoidosis of the nose treated with laser surgery

Rhinology. 1996 Dec;34(4):245-6.

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown aetiology, which may involve almost any organ. We present a case report on sarcoidosis involving the nasal mucosa, primarily treated with prednisone and methotrexate with only temporary relief of symptoms. We have learned by experience that removal of nasal mucosa granuloma with laser surgery is a recommendable treatment. Almost no complications are seen to this treatment, and the beneficial effect is of long duration.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Granuloma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Male
  • Nasal Obstruction / etiology
  • Nose Diseases / complications
  • Nose Diseases / pathology
  • Nose Diseases / surgery*
  • Sarcoidosis / complications
  • Sarcoidosis / surgery*