Laryngeal Sarcoidosis Causing Acute Airway Obstruction: A Rare Sequela of a Rare Entity

Shiksha Kedia, Ashish Koirala, Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Sainath Gaddam, Marina Landa, Theodore Maniatis

Abstract


Laryngeal sarcoidosis, a rare entity, presents a diagnostic challenge and can masquerade as asthma. We present a case of a 53-year-old man with laryngeal sarcoidosis, which was initially misdiagnosed as asthma. The delay in the diagnosis resulted in an airway emergency and required an urgent tracheostomy.




J Med Cases. 2013;4(3):142-145
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc831w

Keywords


Sarcoidosis; Larynx; Airway obstruction

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