A difficult case: sarcoidosis of the middle ear

Ozdogan A., ACIOGLU E. , Karaman E. , Oz B., Musellim B.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.30, sa.4, ss.281-284, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2008.05.007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.281-284


Sarcoidosis is a common multisystemic granulomatous disorder affecting several organs and tissues. However, the respiratory tract is the region commonly involved in more than 90% of patients, and the middle ear is a direct extension of it. In spite of this, direct middle ear and/or mastoid involvement of sarcoidosis is more rarely seen. Otological involvement may mimic a number of other diseases of the ear; sarcoidosis will probably not be considered prospectively. In addition, Pulmonary symptoms of the patients often go unnoticed for some time. We report a patient presenting with hearing loss and tinnitus as the primary manifestation of sarcoidosis of the ear. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.