Intracranial arterial calcification

Calcification of the intracranial arteries associated with primary atherosclerosis is more frequent in elderly people.

The prevalence of intracranial artery calcification are:

Other causes of vascular intracranial calcifications include:

  • aneurysm: although patent aneurysms may contain mural calcification, partially or completely thrombosed aneurysms commonly have calcification
  • arteriovenous malformation (AVM): may contain dystrophic calcification along the serpentine vessels and within the adjacent parenchyma with a prevalence of 25-30%
  • cavernous malformation: is a benign vascular hamartoma that is frequently calcified in a ’’popcorn-ball’’ shape

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