Necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis: Computed tomography and pathologic findings

Hiroshi Niimi, Thomas E. Hartman, Nestor L. Müller

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Objective: To describe the CT findings and corresponding pathological findings of necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis (NSG). Materials and Methods: We reviewed the high-resolution CT and macroscopic and histologic findings in three pathologically proven cases of NSG. Results: The CT findings consisted of one case each with single nodule, multiple nodules, and parenchymal opacification. The abnormalities were peri-bronchovascular or subpleural in distribution. Histologically, all patients had sarcoid-like granulomas with central necrosis and granulomatous vasculitis. The CT findings correlated closely with the gross pathologic findings. Conclusion: We conclude that the CT manifestations of NSG reflect the variable macroscopic pathologic findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)920-923
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995


  • Computed tomography
  • Lungs, diseases
  • Sarcoid, necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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