Suzy L. Kim, MD; R. Kristina Gedgaudas-McClees, MD; J. Patrick Waring, MD
Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause, characterized by the presence of non-necrotizing granulomas in multiple organs (1). Most patients have intrathoracic sarcoidosis, and respiratory symptoms predominate in these patients (1, 2). Asymptomatic hepatic and splenic granulomas may be seen in patients with thoracic sarcoidosis (3-5). However, computed tomography (CT) scanning usually shows no distinct lesions (5-7).
Between October 1990 and August 1991, we evaluated three patients at Emory University and one patient at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center because CT scans showed numerous hypodense lesions in the liver and spleen. The CT findings of the liver and spleen
Kim SL, Gedgaudas-McClees RK, Waring JP. Sarcoidosis with Multiple Hepatic and Splenic Nodules on Dynamic Computed Tomography. Ann Intern Med. ;117:399–400. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-5-399
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(5):399-400.
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