A pulmonary sarcoidosis manifesting as a rare atypical pattern and distribution

Sun Hwa Hong, Eun Young Kang, Hee Woo Ok, Seok Yong Hwan, Yu Whan Oh, Kyung Shin Bong, Jeong Shim Jae

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A unique case of atypical pulmonary sarcoidosis in a 62-year-old man complaining of dyspnea is presented. Chest CT scan showed an unusual pattern and distribution of pulmonary sarcoidosis manifesting mainly as reticular densities, interlobular septal thickening, and ground-glass opacities, in the subpleural and lower lung predominancy. However, a surgical lung biopsy revealed classical findings of sarcoidosis. Knowledge of this atypical pulmonary involvement may improve understanding sarcoidosis as the great masquerader.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • CT
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases


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