Sarcoidosis in the head and neck: An Illustrative review of clinical presentations and imaging findings

Margaret N. Chapman, Akifumi Fujita, Edward K. Sung, Cory Siegel, Rohini N. Nadgir, Naoko Saito, Osamu Sakai

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Sarcoidosis is referred to as a great imitator because of its propensity to radiologically mimic a variety of pathologic entities. Symptomatic neurosarcoidosis is present in approximately 5% of patients with sarcoidosis, and it is found histopathologically in approximately 25% of asymptomatic patients. CONCLUSION. An understanding of the multifaceted imaging manifestations of head and neck sarcoidosis will aid early recognition of the diagnosis, with a goal for earlier initiation of therapy and prevention of irreversible sequelae of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-75
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume208
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2017

Keywords

  • CT
  • Head and neck
  • MRI
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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