Chest Radiographic Staging System for Sarcoidosis

Chest Radiographic Staging System for Sarcoidosis

What is the chest radiographic staging system for sarcoidosis, and what is the clinical significance?

Here is the table which summarizes the staging system for sarcoidosis. The higher the stage of sarcoidosis, the greater the likelihood that the patient will experience chronic respiratory deficits.

STAGERADIOGRAPHIC APPEARANCE
0Chest radiograph appears normal
IChest radiographic evidence of hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy without evidence of interstitial lung disease
IIChest radiographic evidence of hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy and evidence of interstitial lung disease
IIIChest radiographic evidence of interstitial lung disease without evidence of hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy
IVChest radiographic evidence of interstitial fibrosis with distortion of pulmonary structures, such as blood vessels, without evidence of hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy
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