Necrotizing Sarcoid Granulomatosis Mimicking Lung Malignancy: MDCT, PET-CT and Pathologic Findings


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SAHIN H., CEYLAN N. , BAYRAKTAROĞLU S. , TASBAKAN S., VERAL A. , SAVAŞ R.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.9, no.1, pp.37-41, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/iranjradiol.6572
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-41

Abstract

Necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis (NSG) is a rare disease which is classified in the spectrum of pulmonary angiitis and granulomatosis. It is a variant of sarcoidosis and differs from it histologically. Diagnosis is based on the pathological features, but radiology may help in the differential diagnosis. It is characterized by alveolar infiltrates or parenchymal nodules in multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). We report a case of a 50-year-old man with the diagnosis of NSG mimicking lung malignancy. Radiological and pathological findings and also the destructive course of the disease will be discussed. Published by Kowsar Corp. All rights reserved.