Vertebral sarcoidosis mimicking metastasis on Magnetic resonance Imaging

Authors

  • Amandeep Singh
  • Aaina Devgan
  • Tanveen Kaur
  • Gauravdeep Singh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2021.v07.i04.014

Keywords:

Lytic lesions, Magnetic resonance imaging, Spine, Vertebral sarcoidosis

Abstract

Vertebral sarcoidosis is a rare condition that can present with persistent back pain, often with concurrent lung, lymph node, or skin involvement. It can produce lytic or blastic osseous lesions that are indistinguishable from metastatic cancer on bone scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Here, we present the case of a 65-year-old woman who presented with persistent severe low back pain which progressed gradually and was refractory to usual medical treatment after spontaneous resolution of Stage I pulmonary sarcoidosis. MRI of the spine showed lytic thoracic and lumbar vertebral lesions.

Published

2021-06-18

How to Cite

Amandeep Singh, Aaina Devgan, Tanveen Kaur, & Gauravdeep Singh. (2021). Vertebral sarcoidosis mimicking metastasis on Magnetic resonance Imaging. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 170-171. https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2021.v07.i04.014

Issue

Section

Case Report

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