Hepatic and Splenic Sarcoidosis Evaluated by Multiple Imaging Modalities

Mikio Kataoka, Yasunari Nakata, Jun Ichi Hiramatsu, Kazunori Okazaki, Yosiaki Fujimori, Yoshiki Ueno, Yasushi Tanimoto, Arihiko Kanehiro, Shinya Tada, Mine Harada

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We present a case of hepatosplenic sarcoidosis. A 51-year-old Japanese male, who was diagnosed to have sarcoidosis 4 years previously, was presented to our hospital because of dry cough and anorexia with weight loss. He had tender hepatosplenomegaly. A dynamic abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple small low-density areas in both liver and spleen, as well as in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The laparoscopic photographs showed many small whitish nodules surfacing on the liver and several tumorous nodules on the spleen. Multiple imaging modalities including dynamic CT and MRI are valuable for detecting focal hepatic and splenic lesions of sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Dynamic computed tomography (CT)
  • Hepatosplenomegaly
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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