Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Case Rep Med

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic multisystem disease characterized by the formation of noncaseating granulomas. It frequently presents with pulmonary infiltrates and bilateral hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Splenic involvement is common, but massive splenomegaly is a rare occurrence. Sarcoidosis is known as "the great mimicker" (or "the great imitator") since it exhibits a myriad of symptoms, mimicking other inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic conditions, including lymphoma. Herein, we report the case of a 44-year-old male patient who was found to have bicytopenia, hypercalcemia, diffuse lymphadenopathy, and massive splenomegaly, a constellation of findings suggestive of underlying lymphoma. Interestingly, lymph node biopsy showed noncaseating granulomas suggestive of sarcoidosis, without evidence of malignancy.

Volume Number

2015

Pages

637965

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/11/19

Status

Faculty; Northwell Resident; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Medicine

Additional Departments

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

PMID

26579198

DOI

10.1155/2015/637965


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