Sarcoidosis of the uterus.

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Journal Article (Review)

The present case of sarcoidosis of the uterus and the previously reported cases are reviewed. Uterine sarcoidosis is usually detected during the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding in patients with prior evidence of sarcoidosis in another site. However, in several of the reviewed cases, either the uterus was the site of the initial diagnosis of sarcoidosis or its involvement was detected soon afterward. When hysterectomies were performed on patients with endometrial involvement, the myometrium was usually found to contain nonnecrotizing epithelioid granulomas. By contrast, uterine tuberculosis usually spares the myometrium. The differential diagnosis between uterine sarcoidosis and uterine tuberculosis is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • DiCarlo, FJ; DiCarlo, JP; Robboy, SJ; Lyons, MM

Published Date

  • August 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 113 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 941 - 943

PubMed ID

  • 2667499

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2667499

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9985

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States