European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 36, Issue 11, pp 719–722 | Cite as

An unusual case of nasal sarcoidosis

  • Thomas F. PezierEmail author
  • Michael B. Soyka
  • David Holzmann
Case Report


Subcutaneous sarcoidosis is rare. As such, clinicians need a high index of suspicion when examining patients presenting with cosmetically unsightly lumps on the face. Sino-nasal manifestations of the disease should be sought with an endo-nasal examination, but definitive diagnosis requires histology. Even with good biopsy samples, the diagnosis may be elusive. We present a case from our clinic, which despite multiple biopsies, took almost 4 years to diagnose.

Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study.


Sarcoidosis Granuloma Rhinoplasty TAP deficiency Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas F. Pezier
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael B. Soyka
    • 1
  • David Holzmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolarnygology, Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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