Solitary spinal cord sarcoidosis without other manifestations of systemic sarcoidosis

J. Howard Jaster, F Dohan, Tulio Bertorini, J. Edward Bass, Klaus E. Mönkemüller, Charles R. Handorf, Barry E. Gerald

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Abstract

We report a biopsy-proven case of sarcoidosis limited to the spinal cord and responsive to treatment with oral corticosteroids. Involvement of the spinal cord by systemic sarcoidosis is uncommon and is associated with several unusual pathological and radiological characteristics that may contribute to its misdiagnosis and subsequent mismanagement. The importance of these unusual characteristics is greatly amplified in solitary spinal cord sarcoidosis because there are no systemic findings to suggest a sarcoid etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Sarcoidosis
Spinal Cord
Diagnostic Errors
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Biopsy

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Solitary spinal cord sarcoidosis without other manifestations of systemic sarcoidosis. / Jaster, J. Howard; Dohan, F; Bertorini, Tulio; Bass, J. Edward; Mönkemüller, Klaus E.; Handorf, Charles R.; Gerald, Barry E.

In: Clinical Imaging, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.01.1997, p. 17-22.

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Jaster, J. Howard ; Dohan, F ; Bertorini, Tulio ; Bass, J. Edward ; Mönkemüller, Klaus E. ; Handorf, Charles R. ; Gerald, Barry E. / Solitary spinal cord sarcoidosis without other manifestations of systemic sarcoidosis. In: Clinical Imaging. 1997 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 17-22.
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