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Ann Coloproctol. 2018 Apr;34(2):101-105. doi: 10.3393/ac.2018.01.29. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Abdominal Sarcoidosis Mimicking Peritoneal Carcinomatosis.

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1
Department of Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2
Department of Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3
Department of Pathology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

We present a patient diagnosed with skin sarcoidosis, breast cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, and peritoneal sarcoidosis with a past history of colorectal cancer. During stage work up for breast cancer, suspicious lesions on peritoneum were observed in imaging studies. Considering our patient's history and imaging findings, we initially suspected peritoneal carcinomatosis. However, the peritoneal lesion was diagnosed as sarcoidosis in laparoscopic biopsy. This case demonstrates that abdominal sarcoidosis might be considered as a differential diagnosis when there is a lesion suspected of being peritoneal carcinomatosis with nontypical clinical presentations.

KEYWORDS:

Carcinomatosis; Sarcoidosis

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