Bullous sarcoidosis

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 30 Oct 2021

Bullous sarcoidosis is a rarely described pattern in pulmonary sarcoidosis where there is concurrent presence of bullous emphysema superimposed on the typical changes of sarcoidosis. It may be contributed by fibrotic cysts, bullae, and paracicatricial emphysema from traction effects or endobronchial involvement by sarcoid lesions causing peripheral air trapping. A concurrent pathology such as smoking-related emphysema may confound this pattern.

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