Vanishing ovarian mass: Sarcoidosis

Radiol Case Rep. 2015 Dec 7;7(3):685. doi: 10.2484/rcr.v7i3.685. eCollection 2012.


A woman was referred to our hospital with the working diagnosis of ovarian malignancy. While she was undergoing both clinical and radiological evaluation and monitoring, a decrease in the size of the ovarian mass was noted. After further evaluation via laboratory findings and tissue biopsy, we arrived at a final diagnosis of sarcoidosis, which is very unusual in the ovaries. Our case places emphasis on the importance of considering rare entities, such as ovarian sarcoidosis, and the importance of radiologic changes in solid ovarian mass dimensions over time.

Keywords: CT, computed tomography; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; PET, positron emission tomography; US, ultrasonography.

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