Oral sublingual sarcoidosis: A report of a rare case and review of literature.

Heera Raveendran, Beena Valappil Thannikunnath, Kanaram Choudhary, Rency Simon


The oral cavity is frequently involved in conditions that affect the skin or other multiorgan diseases. Sarcoidosis is a multisystem non-caseating, granulomatous condition of unknown etiology, most commonly presenting in young adults. Pulmonary and lymph node involvement are common and although oral lesions can occur, these are rare. This is a case report of a female aged 26 who presented with a sublingual swelling. Oral lesions may constitute the first sign of systemic sarcoidosis and for this reason the oral mucous membrane needs to be explored when there is a suspicion of sarcoidosis, and systemic sarcoidosis must be included in the differential diagnosis of oral granulomatous lesions. We emphasize the role of angiotensin converting enzyme level, special bacterial stain and proper systemic evaluation in diagnosis of this rare presentation.


Heerfordt Syndrome;Oral Sublingual Sarcoidosis;Orofacial Granulomatosis

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