Abnormal Gallium Scan Patterns of the Salivary Gland in Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

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Abstract

Salivary gland abnormalities in sarcoidosis are thought to be unusual, a conclusion based on lack of symptoms. Recently, however, more thorough investigations by means of biopsy or objective tests of exocrine function such as quantitative salivary juice collection and enzyme analysis have suggested that salivary gland involvement may be much more prevalent (1, 2). We have had the opportunity to assess salivary gland scans from a group of 40 patients, all with histologic evidence of granulomatous involvement of the lung and a clinical course consistent with sarcoidosis. We report our finding here.

We performed gallium citrate whole body scans

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