Cutaneous Sarcoidosis in Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Release Scars: A Case Report

Andrea M. Meyer, Collin Macdonald, Jeffrey M. Fornadley, Kenneth F. Taylor

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Case:A 58-year-old woman with a history of systemic sarcoidosis, 2 years in remission, presented 6 years after bilateral carpal tunnel release with a 3-month history of nodularity, erythema, and tenderness to her bilateral incisions. Histopathology demonstrated noncaseating granulomas without evidence of foreign material or organisms, consistent with infiltrative scar sarcoidosis. Treatment included 4 intralesional corticosteroid injections over 5 months, with progressive resolution of symptoms and no evidence of systemic sarcoidosis reoccurrence.Conclusion:Sarcoidosis should be considered when presented with a cutaneous lesion in association with an incisional scar, either as primary presentation or as disease recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number00143
JournalJBJS case connector
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 5 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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