CHAPTER 18 Sarcoidosis : imaging features

  title={CHAPTER 18 Sarcoidosis : imaging features},
  author={Johny A. Verschakelen},
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology that shows multisystemic involvement and that is predominantly seen in young and middle-aged patients, with a slightly higher prevalence in females [1]. The histological hallmark of sarcoidosis is noncaseating granulomas with proliferation of epitheloid cells [2]. Although the disorder is multisystemic, pulmonary manifestations typically dominate. Chest radiographs are abnormal in 90–95% of patients with bilateral hilar adenopathy as… CONTINUE READING