Sarcoidosis presenting as metastatic bony disease: A case report and review of the literature on vertebral body sarcoidosis Journal Article


Authors: Mangino, D.; Stover, D. E.
Article Title: Sarcoidosis presenting as metastatic bony disease: A case report and review of the literature on vertebral body sarcoidosis
Abstract: Although asymptomatic lytic bony lesions of the phalanges of the hands and feet are not uncommon in patients with sarcoidosis, involvement of the vertebral bodies is rare. Because these lesions can mimic other diseases of the bones on radionuclide scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), this case emphasizes the importance of obtaining tissue and excluding malignancy and infection before the diagnosis can be established with confidence. Copyright © 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Keywords: adult; human tissue; treatment outcome; bone neoplasms; prednisone; clinical feature; case report; bone metastasis; nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; computer assisted tomography; diagnosis, differential; backache; fever; symptom; bone lesion; laboratory test; spine; neoplasm metastasis; thorax radiography; physical examination; lung function test; sarcoidosis; bone scintiscanning; neurologic examination; thoracic vertebrae; anti-inflammatory agents; bone biopsy; back pain; humans; human; male; priority journal; article; bony sarcoid; vertebral body sarcoid
Journal Title: Respiration
Volume: 71
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0025-7931
Publisher: S. Karger AG  
Date Published: 2004-05-01
Start Page: 292
End Page: 294
Language: English
DOI: 10.1159/000077430
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 15133352
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Notes: Respiration -- Cited By (since 1996):26 -- Export Date: 16 June 2014 -- CODEN: RESPB -- Source: Scopus
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