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.