Bronchostenosis due to sarcoidosis: a cause of atelectasis and airway obstruction simulating pulmonary neoplasm and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Ninety-nine patients with clinically and histopathologically established sarcoidosis were studied during the period of January 1971 to October 1977 using the bronchoscope. In 32 patients, biopsy of the bronchial mucosa showed a microscopic picture typical of sarcoidosis. In eight (8 percent) of the 99 patients, severe stenosis of the bronchi was seen. We… CONTINUE READING