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Sarcoidosis of the thyroid gland and spinal canal: unique localizations.
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PMID:  23362589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sarcoid involvement of the thyroid gland and spinal canal are rare individual manifestations of sarcoidosis. In this article, we will describe two concurrent cases of spinal canal and thyroid sarcoid involvement. Diagnostic criteria usually include histologic identification of a non-caseating granuloma, supportive laboratory or imaging tests or both, and a compatible clinical course. Our goal is to discuss the presentations and clinical manifestations of our patients, and we will also review the literature involving sarcoid involvement of the spinal canal and thyroid. Although rare, atypical locations of sarcoid should remain suspected for those patients known to have sarcoid involvement in other organ(s) or found to have granulomatous involvement on pathology.
Authors:
Cynthia Hanemann; Montu Patel; Enrique Palacios; Harold Neitzschman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0024-6921     ISO Abbreviation:  J La State Med Soc     Publication Date:    2012 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505618     Medline TA:  J La State Med Soc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256, 258-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Tulane Medical School, Louisiana, USA.
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