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Radiological evaluation of primary breast sarcoidosis presenting as bilateral breast lesions
  1. Joana Reis,
  2. Joao Boavida,
  3. Marianne Lyngra and
  4. Jonn Terje Geitung
  1. Radiology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joana Reis, joana.reis{at}


Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic multisystemic inflammatory disease that may exceptionally involve the breast and can have imaging features suspicious for benign or malignant lesions. Biopsy should be required to distinguish between breast sarcoidosis and malignancy, because clinical, mammographic and sonographic findings can be ambiguous or inconclusive. This case discusses the radiological manifestations and the value of different diagnostic features, and names the most relevant differential diagnosis.

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  • Contributors JR conceived, designed and wrote the manuscript, was responsible for literature search and collection, analysis and interpretation of the data. JB was involved in revising it critically for important intellectual content and in drafting the work and acquisition, analysis and interpretation of the data. ML was responsible for the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of the present data and read and revised the manuscript critically. JTG supervised the manuscript, gave technical support and conceptual advice and approved the final version to be published.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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