Korean J Dermatol.  2010 Nov;48(11):1027-1030.

A Case of Cutaneous Sarcoidosis in the Mucosal Membrane of the Lower Lip

  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea. dermakkh@yahoo.co.kr


Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic multisystemic granulomatous disorder that most commonly affects young adults. It most frequently presents with bilateral hilar lesions, lymphadenopathy, pulmonary infiltration and cutaneous or ocular lesions. Cutaneous sarcoidosis occurs in 20% to 35% of the case of systemic sarcoidosis, but it can occur without systemic disease, as in the patient whose case is described herein. We present a patient with cutaneous sarcoidosis and who developed specific sarcoidosis lesions in the mucous membrane of the lower lip. To the best of our knowledge, the lip is the rare site for the occurance of sarcoidosis, as reported in the Korean literature. Herein, we report on a 53-year-old woman who had an asymptomatic mass on the lip and this was diagnosed as sarcoidosis.


Lip; Mucous membrane; Sarcoidosis
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