A case of sarcoidosis with pleural involvement

Sünnetçioğlu A., Sertogullarindan B., Batur A., Bayram İ.

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.12, no.1, pp.334-336, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12504
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.334-336
  • Keywords: intrathoracic, pleural, sarcoidosis
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystem inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that is characterized by noncaseating granulomas. Although lung involvement is common in sarcoidosis, pleural involvement is rare. Pleural involvement may manifest as a pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pleural thickening and nodules, hydropneumothorax, hemothorax, or chylothorax. Here, we describe a case of sarcoidosis with pleural nodular thickening.