Imaging of neurosarcoidosis: Common, uncommon, and rare

G. Bathla, A. K. Singh, B. Policeni, A. Agarwal, B. Case

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic inflammatory disease that may affect any organ system and have protean manifestations. Neurosarcoidosis refers to involvement of the central nervous system and may occur in patients with known sarcoidosis, or be the initial manifestation of the disease. In the latter, it can be a source of considerable confusion, given the non-specific imaging appearance. The aim of this review is to describe the imaging spectrum of neurosarcoidosis, including follow-up imaging and superimposed infections, which may occur secondary to immunosuppression. An increased awareness of this great mimicker could potentially expedite diagnosis and reduce morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-106
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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