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Rheumatology International

, Volume 35, Issue 11, pp 1917–1924 | Cite as

Bone and bone marrow involvement in sarcoidosis

  • Ralph YachouiEmail author
  • Brian J. Parker
  • Thanhcuong T. Nguyen
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Abstract

Bone and bone marrow involvement in sarcoidosis have been infrequently reported. We aimed to describe the clinical features, radiological descriptions, pathological examinations, and outcomes of three patients with osseous sarcoidosis and one patient with bone marrow sarcoidosis seen at our institution. Our case series included fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography descriptions in assessing the whole-body extent of sarcoidosis. In the era of advanced imaging, large bone and axial skeleton sarcoidosis lesions are more common than previously reported.

Keywords

Bone Bone marrow Bone diseases Granuloma Radiography Radionuclide imaging Sarcoidosis/diagnosis Sarcoidosis/etiology Lymph nodes 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation’s Office of Scientific Writing and Publication for assistance in preparing this manuscript.

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Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Yachoui
    • 1
    Email author
  • Brian J. Parker
    • 2
  • Thanhcuong T. Nguyen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyMarshfield ClinicMarshfieldUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMarshfield ClinicMarshfieldUSA
  3. 3.Department of Lab-PathologyMarshfield ClinicMarshfieldUSA

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