Biopsies of normal-appearing palates of patients with known sarcoidosis. A preliminary report

Lester R. Cahn, Leon Eisenbud, Melvin N. Blake, Diane Stern

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Abstract

In a group of patients with known sarcoidosis, palatal biopsies of clinically normal areas showed sarcoid granulomas in 38 per cent of the total. Loss of integrity and pooling of the acini of palatal mucous glands were observed in a number sufficiently large to exclude coincidence. This finding bears further investigation. It is suggested that palatal biopsy may be a useful diagnostic tool in patients with sarcoidosis, especially those for whom confirmatory evidence may be of value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1964

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