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Disorders of the Mediastinum: Pleura and Chest Wall |

Massive Pleural Effusion as an Initial Manifestation of Sarcoidosis

Khalid Sherani, MD; Ahmed Alnuaimi, MD; Abhay Vakil, MD; Kelly Cervellione, MSHP; Umma Kulsum, MBBS; Artur Shalonov, MD
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Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A225. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.233
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SESSION TITLE: Pleura and Chest Wall

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: The presence of pleural effusion in the patients with sarcoidosis is extremely rare with an estimated prevalence of 2-3%. We report the case of a 51-year-old male presenting with dry cough and dyspnea. Imaging studies showed massive left-sided pleural effusion with splenomegaly and hilar lymphadenopathy, highly suspicious for malignancy. Histopathological examination of the lymph nodes revealed non-caseating granulomas suggestive of sarcoidosis.

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