Sonographic findings of subcutaneous sarcoidosis in 3 cases

Saori Tada, Tsuneo Watanabe, Chigusa Suzuki, Yuzuru Nohisa, Koichi Shinoda, Nobuyuki Furuta, Hiroyasu Ito, Yoko Okumura, En Shu, Mariko Seishima

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Subcutaneous sarcoidosis occurs infrequently among cases of cutaneous sarcoidosis. To our knowledge, few studies have described the sonographic characteristics of subcutaneous sarcoidosis. Here we report the sonographic characteristics of 3 cases of this condition. Our results revealed 4 features: (1) an irregular hypoechoic appearance, (2) heterogeneous echogenicity, (3) perilesional hyperechoic changes, and (4) abnormal Doppler signals. Sonography is a rapid, simple, and noninvasive procedure that is useful for initial evaluation of granulomatous lesions such as subcutaneous sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1485-1488
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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