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Vertebral sarcoidosis of the spine in a football player.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11771799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osseous involvement is common in sarcoidosis, but most cases of osseous sarcoidosis occur in the long bones of the hands and feet. Vertebral involvement in sarcoidosis is rare. A case of vertebral sarcoidosis in a 19-year-old male football player is presented. The patient had clinical, radiologic, laboratory, and pathologic findings consistent with a case of vertebral sarcoidosis. A review of the literature on sarcoid involvement of the spine is also presented. Although rare, sarcoid infiltration of the vertebrae is a recognized entity. Magnetic resonance imaging can be helpful in making the diagnosis, but biopsy is needed for confirmation.
N P Cohen; J Gosset; R B Staron; W N Levine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1078-4519     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-28     Completed Date:  2002-03-27     Revised Date:  2010-01-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  875-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lumbar Vertebrae / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Spinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Thoracic Vertebrae / pathology*
Comment In:
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2003 Aug;32(8):371; author reply 371-2   [PMID:  12943335 ]

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