CRCM  Vol.2 No.6 , September 2013
Laryngeal sarcoidosis—A case report
ABSTRACT
Laryngeal sarcoidosis while involvement of the vocal cords in the disease process is exceptionally rare. Involvement of the larynx is frequently limited to the supraglottis that is rich in lympho epithelial tissue and usually presents with difficulty in breathing of varying severity. We present a rare case of isolated sarcoidosis involving the vocal cord in a patient with the previous history of cutaneous sarcoidosis.

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Subrahmanyam, H. and Lee, P. (2013) Laryngeal sarcoidosis—A case report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 375-376. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.26100.
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