THEODORE RODMAN, M.D.; EUGENE E. FUNDERBURK JR., M.D.; RALPH M. MYERSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The protean manifestations of sarcoidosis are well known. Involvement of practically every organ and system of the body, including the bones, has been well documented. Vertebral sarcoidosis, however, appears to be surprisingly rare. Biopsy of vertebral bone marrow at autopsy has been reported in several cases as showing the typical noncaseating granulomatous lesions.1, 2, 3 These reports, however, have had no correlation with antemortem symptomatology or roentgenographic examinations. Because autopsy data in sarcoidosis come from an extremely small group of patients and because microscopic examination of vertebral bone marrow is not a routine procedure in most autopsies, any conclusions drawn
RODMAN T, FUNDERBURK EE, MYERSON RM. SARCOIDOSIS WITH VERTEBRAL INVOLVEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;50:213–218. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-1-213
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