Neurosarcoidosis: a review of the rarer manifestations

Surg Neurol. 1981 Mar;15(3):204-11. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(81)90144-0.


Neurosarcoidosis characteristically presents with the onset of cranial nerve palsies or endocrine and electrolyte disturbances in a patient with known systemic sarcoid. However, the disease may occasionally manifest itself in patients with no evidence of somatic involvement and with a variety of neurological signs and symptoms. We present two cases that demonstrate several of the rare manifestations of the illness and review the literature on the diagnosis and treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arachnoiditis / etiology
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / etiology
  • Male
  • Meningism / etiology
  • Myelography
  • Psychotic Disorders / etiology
  • Sarcoidosis / complications
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Sarcoidosis / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed