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Spinal cord sarcoidosis presenting as an intramedullary mass: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10367488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of spinal cord sarcoidosis mimicking an intramedullary tumor is reported because of its rarity and difficulty in diagnosis before surgery. A 66-year-old woman began to suffer from chronic thoracic myelopathy in August, 1996. She had a history of intrathoracic sarcoidosis with left hilar adenopathy in 1991, which disappeared completely after steroid therapy for one month. Magnetic resonance imaging of the T-spine performed on 4 June, 1997, showed normal appearance in T1-weighted and T2-weighted images but abnormal enhancement at the T10-11 level. Open biopsy revealed noncaseating granulomatous inflammation and perivascular lymphocytic infiltration. Following biopsy, methylprednisolone 750 mg was given daily for three days followed by prednisolone 60 mg per day. The patient was discharged on 10 July, 1997, in a stable condition. She died on 22 July, 1997, at a local hospital due to urinary tract infection with sepsis.
P Y Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-23     Completed Date:  1999-06-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  CHINA (REPUBLIC: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Spinal Cord Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy

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