alexa Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: Typical and Atypical Manifestations at HighResolution CT with Pathologic Correlation
Medicine

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Journal of General Practice

Author(s): Eva Criado, Snchez M, Ramrez J, Arguis P, de Caralt TM

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Thoracic sarcoidosis has been called “the great mimic”; it manifests with various patterns at radiologic imaging, necessitating an initially broad differential diagnosis that includes lymphoma, tuberculosis, and many other causes of chronic pulmonary infiltrates. Severe thoracic sarcoidosis causes significant clinical and functional impairment and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. In most patients with sarcoidosis, pulmonary abnormalities are seen during imaging at some stage of the disease. In 60%–70% of patients, the characteristic feature is enlarged hilar and paratracheal lymph nodes, with or without concomitant parenchymal changes (3). However, the imaging findings are nonspecific or atypical in 25%–30% of patients, and in another 5%–10%, no abnormalities are seen at thoracic imaging (3,32). CT has proved superior to radiography for identifying and managing pulmonary sarcoidosis. High-resolution CT helps improve the detection and characterization of subtle parenchymal abnormalities beyond the levels achievable with radiography and conventional CT, contributing to increased diagnostic accuracy (65,66). Highresolution CT is capable of providing significant anatomic information about interstitial lung disease. It is particularly helpful for differentiating active inflammation from fibrosis in patients with stage 2 or 3 sarcoidosis

This article was published in Radiographics and referenced in Journal of General Practice

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