Gallium scan in intracerebral sarcoidosis

Clin Nucl Med. 1981 Jul;6(7):324-7. doi: 10.1097/00003072-198107000-00011.


Sarcoidosis involving the nervous system probably occurs in about 4% of patients. The usefulness of brain scintigraphy in these cases has been suggested. In this case of cerebral sarcoid granuloma, gallium imaging demonstrated the lesion before treatment and showed disappearance of the lesion after corticosteroid treatment, which correlated with the patient's clinical improvement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Diseases / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Gallium Radioisotopes*
  • Granuloma / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Gallium Radioisotopes