Spinal cord sarcoidosis

Case report

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✓ A case of spinal cord sarcoidosis simulating an intramedullary tumor is presented. Surgical intervention increased the neurological deficit which was subsequently decreased by steroid therapy. The common complications are discussed and the need for extensive physical therapy emphasized.

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Address reprint requests to: Timir Banerjee, M.D., Division of Neurological Surgery, The Ohio State University Hospitals, 410 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

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    Myelogram showing a block to contrast medium and enlargement of the spinal cord.

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    Left: Low-power photomicrograph of the biopsied tissue showing granulomatous lesions. H & E, × 100. Right: High-power photomicrograph of a granulomatous lesion showing giant cells, round cell infiltration, and a central area of necrosis. H & E, × 600.

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