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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-20

Pleural sarcoidosis


1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Mediversal Suerspeciality Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Respiratory Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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DOI: 10.4103/japt.japt_10_22

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Sarcoidosis is a disorder that may involve multiple systems of the body and is diagnosed by confirming the noncaseating granulomas in tissues. However, pulmonary involvement is most common. Pleural involvement is very rare, and with newer advanced diagnostic modalities, it is now being diagnosed more often. In pleural involvement, it may be more common in the form of effusion, pneumothorax, thickening, and rarely in form of nodules, hydropneumothorax, and chylothorax. A definitive diagnosis needs a demonstration of noncaseating granuloma in tissue. Mostly responds to medical therapy and rarely may require surgical intervention. There have been many case reports stating pleural involvement in sarcoidosis. This review is an effort to compile all types of pleural involvement and provide it as compilation.


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