Key words: Stomach—Sarcoidosis—Mucosal enlargement—Mural thickening—Ulceration.
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract. Sarcoidosis of the gastrointestinal tract is uncommon even though involvement of the liver, spleen, and adenopathy are becoming recognizable entities on computed tomography (CT). Involvement of the stomach, the most common site of sarcoidosis of the gastrointestinal tract, is usually associated with pulmonary disease. The radiologic appearances of gastric involvement are variable. Positive biopsies may be obtained in a radiologically normal stomach. Ulceration resembling peptic ulcer disease may occur, and mucosal enlargement may be minor, diffusely nodular, or significant enough to mimic Menetrier disease. In its most dramatic form, a linitis plastica appearance resembling scirrhous carcinoma has been reported.
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