EURORAD ESR

Case 9159

Fahr syndrome

Author(s)
Vassallo E, Cortis K
Medical Imaging Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta.
 
Patient
male, 75 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Unenhanced CT showing calcifications in the basal ganglia
     

    Dense symmetrical convergent calcifications in the caudate and lenticular nuclei, obliterating the intervening anterior limb of the internal capsule

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: History; Special Focus: Dementia;

    Gyriform calcification is also seen in the subcortical white matter of the occipital lobes.

     
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Unenhanced CT brain showing cerebellar calcifications

    Dense bilateral cerebellar calcification, in the region of the dentate nuclei.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: History; Special Focus: Dementia;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Axial CT of brain

    Non-contast enhanced CT showing dense symmetrical convergent calcifications in the caudate and lenticular nuclei, with obliteration of the intervening internal capsule. Gyriform calcification is seen in the...

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology brain; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: History; Special Focus: Dementia;
     
     
Dense symmetrical convergent calcifications in the caudate and lenticular nuclei, obliterating the intervening anterior limb of the internal capsule
 
Gyriform calcification is also seen in the subcortical white matter of the occipital lobes.
 
Dense bilateral cerebellar calcification, in the region of the dentate nuclei.
 
Non-contast enhanced CT showing dense symmetrical convergent calcifications in the caudate and lenticular nuclei, with obliteration of the intervening internal capsule. Gyriform calcification is seen in the subcortical white matter, posteriorly.
 
 
 
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