Vertebral sarcoidosis: imaging findings

Eur Radiol. 2000;10(1):92-4. doi: 10.1007/s003300050011.


Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease of unknown aetiology characterised by noncaseating granulomatous inflammation with varying presentation and prognosis. Osseous disease reported in 1-13 % of cases commonly involves hands and feet; however, vertebral sarcoidosis is rare. This report describes the radiologic, CT, MRI and radionuclide imaging findings of vertebral involvement of a case with sarcoidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lumbar Vertebrae*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Thoracic Vertebrae*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed