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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2014, Article ID 702868, 3 pages
Case Report

Sarcoidosis Incidentally Diagnosed: A Case Report

1Department of Gastroenterohepatology, Medical Faculty Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Medical Park Fatih Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Medical Faculty Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 9 May 2014; Accepted 1 July 2014; Published 8 July 2014

Academic Editor: Coline Van Moorsel

Copyright © 2014 Besir Kesici et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Sarcoidosis is a chronic, granulomatous condition with unknown cause. Because most of the patients are free of clinical symptoms, sarcoidosis should be considered in differential diagnosis if noncaseous granuloma is noted in biopsies, performed for other reasons. With no clinical symptoms, our patient was diagnosed with sarcoidosis upon identifying noncaseous granuloma in the lymph node biopsy material collected during the laparoscopic operation, performed for gallbladder polyp.