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Rheumatol Int. 2009 Sep;29(11):1389-90. doi: 10.1007/s00296-009-0989-1. Epub 2009 Jun 9.

The many faces of sarcoidosis: asymptomatic muscle mass mimicking giant-cell tumor.

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2nd Pulmonary Department, Attikon University Hospital, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 12462 Haidari, Athens, Greece. lykol@yahoo.gr

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Muscle involvement is frequent, but often asymptomatic. There are three forms of muscular sarcoidosis: only the nodular type can be recognized by imaging. MRI and 18F-FDG PET-CT are the best methods to attempt the diagnosis of nodular muscular sarcoidosis; nevertheless, the lesion can mimic a malignant tumor. In this case, biopsy is the only tool to identify the disease.

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19506879
DOI:
10.1007/s00296-009-0989-1
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