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Extrapulmonary sarcoidosis of liver and pancreas: a case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17552036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystemic granulomatous disease of unknown origin, which can involve nearly all organs. In the case of an infrequent gastrointestinal tract involvement in systemic sarcoidosis, granulomas of the liver are most commonly described while isolated pancreatic sarcoid lesions are rarely seen. We report a case of systemic sarcoidosis with exclusive extrapulmonal involvement of the liver and the pancreas in a 71-year-old white man. The diagnosis of liver involvement was confirmed by biopsy. Pancreatic surgery was needed because preoperative evaluation could not exclude pancreatic cancer and for biliary decompression. An extensive literature review of systemic sarcoidosis, focusing on reported cases with unusual presentation of sarcoidosis in the liver and the pancreas, its diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis was made.
Hermann Harder; Markus W Büchler; Boris Fröhlich; Philipp Ströbel; Frank Bergmann; Wolfgang Neff; Manfred V Singer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-06     Completed Date:  2007-08-16     Revised Date:  2014-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2504-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Liver / pathology
Liver Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy
Pancreas / pathology
Pancreatic Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy
Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy

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