Intracranial calcifications are common in certain locations and often do not lead to any clinical concern. These could be grouped in:
- normal intracranial calcifications: for all age-related physiologic and neurodegenerative calcification
- intracranial arteries atherosclerosis
Concerning calcification is much less common and occurs in a variety of settings, such as:
- previous cerebral insult
- vascular malformation
In these cases it is also important to exclude normal calcifications. For a full list of causes see supplementary material in reference 3.
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