Nodular Sarcoidosis Masquerading as Cancer

Clin Med Insights Circ Respir Pulm Med. 2017 Apr 12;11:1179548417703123. doi: 10.1177/1179548417703123. eCollection 2017.


Nodular lung disease is a rare pulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis and resembles metastatic neoplasm disease. Nodular sarcoidosis is rare, varying from 1.6% to 4% of patients with sarcoidosis. Radiographic nodules measure from 1 to 5 cm in diameter that typically consist of coalescent granulomas. There is limited data on this form of sarcoidosis and its presentation can mimic primary or metastatic pulmonary neoplasms. Nodular sarcoidosis has a favorable prognosis, and resolution can be seen with oral corticosteroids. Herein, we present such a case of nodular pulmonary sarcoidosis with a lung nodule measured up to 6 cm.

Keywords: Sarcoidosis; hilar adenopathy; mediastinal adenopathy; nodular sarcoidosis; noncaseating granuloma.

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