Isolated cervical intramedullary sarcoidosis--a histological surprise

C S Mathieson, D Mowle, J W Ironside, R O'Riordan

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Abstract / Description of output

We present a case of cervical intramedullary sarcoidosis. A 56 year old woman presented with progressive paraesthesia affecting the lower limbs. MRI revealed an intramedullar lesion from C4-C7. A laminectomy and subtotal resection was carried out for this presumed intramedullary tumour. Pathology revealed this to be a granulomatous lesion with features indicative of sarcoidosis. Postoperatively, there was no change in her neurological function and her symptoms improved with steroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632-5
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Paralysis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spinal Cord Diseases


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