Sarcoidosis is a generalized granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that affects many tissues and is characterized pathologically by epithelioid tubercles with little or no necrosis. Over 90% of cases have pulmonary or mediastinal involvement. Occasionally, the nervous system is affected, but rarely is the gastrointestinal tract diseased (1-4). This paper presents an unusual case of sarcoidosis, involving not only the lungs and the cranial nerves but also the esophagus.
CASE REPORT: The patient, a 31-year-old, single, white female clinical psychologist, was admitted to Pittsfield General Hospital on March 20, 1966, with complaints of dysphagia, dysphonia, dizziness, fatigue, and weight loss.