A Case of Sarcoidosis Disseminated to Skeletal Tissues


  • Edon Rabinowitz St George’s University, Saint George’s, Grenada, West Indies.
  • Chinwe Ogedegbe Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey.
  • Joseph Feldman Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey.




Sarcoidosis, Musculoskeletal System, Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal


Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that typically affects young adults. Diagnostic criteria for sarcoidosis include involvement of two or more of the following organ systems: 1) pulmonary infiltrates; 2) bilateral hilar adenopathy; and 3) skin and/or eye lesions. Musculoskeletal system is less commonly involved. For that reason potential presenting symptoms can vary and make the diagnosis very challenging; particularly if a patient has symptoms that mimic other conditions. Musculoskeletal involvement for example can mimic malignancy. The following case describes a patient with known history of primary metastatic mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor (GCT) with teratomatous elements who is diagnosed with sarcoidosis involving skeletal tissues.


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Author Biography

Edon Rabinowitz, St George’s University, Saint George’s, Grenada, West Indies.

Dr. Edon Rabinowitz is a graduate of Binghamton University in New York, and St. George’s University School of Medicine, Cum Laude, recipient of the Legacy of Excellence Scholarship. He is currently a first year pedia- tric resident at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Long Island, NY.


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How to Cite

Rabinowitz, E., Ogedegbe, C., & Feldman, J. (2013). A Case of Sarcoidosis Disseminated to Skeletal Tissues. International Journal of Medical Students, 1(1), 43–45. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2013.30



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