AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.281-284, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Sarcoidosis is a common multisystemic granulomatous disorder affecting several organs and tissues. However, the respiratory tract is the region commonly involved in more than 90% of patients, and the middle ear is a direct extension of it. In spite of this, direct middle ear and/or mastoid involvement of sarcoidosis is more rarely seen. Otological involvement may mimic a number of other diseases of the ear; sarcoidosis will probably not be considered prospectively. In addition, Pulmonary symptoms of the patients often go unnoticed for some time. We report a patient presenting with hearing loss and tinnitus as the primary manifestation of sarcoidosis of the ear. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.