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Sarcoidosis incidentally diagnosed: a case report.

Kesici B, Toros AB, Bayraktar L, Dervisoglu A - Case Rep Pulmonol (2014)

Bottom Line: Sarcoidosis is a chronic, granulomatous condition with unknown cause.Because most of the patients are free of clinical symptoms, sarcoidosis should be considered in differential diagnosis if noncaseous granuloma is noted in biopsies, performed for other reasons.With no clinical symptoms, our patient was diagnosed with sarcoidosis upon identifying noncaseous granuloma in the lymph node biopsy material collected during the laparoscopic operation, performed for gallbladder polyp.

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Affiliation: Department of Gastroenterohepatology, Medical Faculty Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Sarcoidosis is a chronic, granulomatous condition with unknown cause. Because most of the patients are free of clinical symptoms, sarcoidosis should be considered in differential diagnosis if noncaseous granuloma is noted in biopsies, performed for other reasons. With no clinical symptoms, our patient was diagnosed with sarcoidosis upon identifying noncaseous granuloma in the lymph node biopsy material collected during the laparoscopic operation, performed for gallbladder polyp.

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White plaques on the liver, noted during laparoscopy.
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fig1: White plaques on the liver, noted during laparoscopy.

Mentions: Although hepatic involvement is seen in 75% of the cases in sarcoidosis, clinical symptoms and impairment of the hepatic function are not common [11]. Plaques forming in the liver usually go unnoticed with imaging techniques. The nodules, which in rare cases reach to a diameter of 2 cm, may be mistaken for metastasis [12]. Similarly, white plaques were noted on the liver surface during our patient's surgery (Figure 1). On the other hand, liver was in normal appearance with abdominal USG and CT.


Sarcoidosis incidentally diagnosed: a case report.

Kesici B, Toros AB, Bayraktar L, Dervisoglu A - Case Rep Pulmonol (2014)

White plaques on the liver, noted during laparoscopy.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: White plaques on the liver, noted during laparoscopy.
Mentions: Although hepatic involvement is seen in 75% of the cases in sarcoidosis, clinical symptoms and impairment of the hepatic function are not common [11]. Plaques forming in the liver usually go unnoticed with imaging techniques. The nodules, which in rare cases reach to a diameter of 2 cm, may be mistaken for metastasis [12]. Similarly, white plaques were noted on the liver surface during our patient's surgery (Figure 1). On the other hand, liver was in normal appearance with abdominal USG and CT.

Bottom Line: Sarcoidosis is a chronic, granulomatous condition with unknown cause.Because most of the patients are free of clinical symptoms, sarcoidosis should be considered in differential diagnosis if noncaseous granuloma is noted in biopsies, performed for other reasons.With no clinical symptoms, our patient was diagnosed with sarcoidosis upon identifying noncaseous granuloma in the lymph node biopsy material collected during the laparoscopic operation, performed for gallbladder polyp.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Gastroenterohepatology, Medical Faculty Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Sarcoidosis is a chronic, granulomatous condition with unknown cause. Because most of the patients are free of clinical symptoms, sarcoidosis should be considered in differential diagnosis if noncaseous granuloma is noted in biopsies, performed for other reasons. With no clinical symptoms, our patient was diagnosed with sarcoidosis upon identifying noncaseous granuloma in the lymph node biopsy material collected during the laparoscopic operation, performed for gallbladder polyp.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus