Sarcoidosis presenting as a central nervous system mass lesion

Liliana Veres, James P. Utz, Otis W. Houser

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Neurosarcoidosis occurs in approximately 5% of patients with systemic sarcoidosis. A review of medical literature shows that intracranial mass- like lesions secondary to sarcoidosis are quite rare. CT and MRI scanning would suggest that this manifestation of neurosarcoidosis may be more common than previously realized. We discuss five cases of neurosarcoidosis presenting as an intracranial mass. Empiric corticosteroid treatment can be recommended for cases with CNS mass in the context of systemic sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-521
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997


  • intracranial mass lesion
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • sarcoidosis
  • tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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