The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 429–433 | Cite as

Gastrointestinal sarcoidosis

Report of a case involving the esophagus
  • Abraham A. Polachek
  • William J. Matre
Case Reports


A patient with disseminated sarcoidosis involving the lungs, lymph nodes, liver, spleen, and probably heart, was found also to have sarcoidosis of the lower esophagus by peroral biopsy. This is the third case of esophageal involvement with sarcoidosis reported in the literature and the first diagnosed by this method. Although the diagnosis in the other 2 cases is questionable and the cricopharyngeus may belong to either the esophagus or pharynx, at least our patient had definitely proved disseminated sarcoidosis with esophageal involvement. It is probable that many more such patients will be found in the future.


Public Health Lymph Node Sarcoidosis Lower Esophagus Esophageal Involvement 
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© Hoeber Medical Division • Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham A. Polachek
    • 1
    • 2
  • William J. Matre
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.From the Medical Service and Gastroenterology SectionVeterans Administration CenterDayton
  2. 2.the Department of MedicineOhio State UniversityColumbus

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