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Sarcoidosis of the spleen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  983803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine the frequency of splenic involvement in sarcoidosis, fine-needle aspiration biopsies of the spleen have been performed on 71 patients and enlarged in 6. Splenic sarcoidosis was demonstrated in 53% of all patinets, and in 67% of those with and in 47% of those without known extrathoracic manifestations. No complications occurred with this simple bedside procedure. In sarcoidosis, fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the spleen is a valuable diagnostic tool, especially when visible or palpable lesions are absent. Its use is recommended before the use of mediastinoscopy, bronchoscopy, lung biopsy or laparoscopy.
O Selroos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  200     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1976  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-30     Completed Date:  1976-12-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Sarcoidosis* / diagnosis
Splenic Diseases* / diagnosis
Splenomegaly / etiology

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