Sarcoidosis of the thoracic and lumbar spine: imaging findings with an emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging

Australas Radiol. 2004 Sep;48(3):404-7. doi: 10.1111/j.0004-8461.2004.01328.x.


Vertebral sarcoidosis is exceedingly rare with only a few cases reported in the published literature. The case of a 40-year-old man with vertebral sarcoidosis is presented, emphasizing the role of MRI and biopsy in confirming the diagnosis. A brief review of the published literature is also presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Lumbar Vertebrae* / diagnostic imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Thoracic Vertebrae* / diagnostic imaging