Title

Sarcoidosis vs. Colon Cancer Metastasis: Diagnostic Dilemma and the Role of PET Scan in Monitoring Disease Activity.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-20-2021

Publication Title

Case Reports in Rheumatology

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by "noncaseating granulomas." It primarily affects the lungs, but multiple other organs can be involved. Sarcoidosis has been increasingly reported in association with cancer. It can precede, follow or occur at the same time as the diagnosis of cancer. We report a case of sarcoidosis that was diagnosed concomitantly with colon cancer, highlighting the diagnostic dilemma of sarcoidosis vs. cancer metastasis, the relationship between the two, and the value of PET scan in follow-up and monitoring of disease activity.

Volume

2021

First Page

5529523

Last Page

5529523

DOI

10.1155/2021/5529523

ISSN

2090-6889

PubMed ID

34258100

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