Fahr disease

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk


34 years old male patient presented with a history of movement disorders & recurrent attacks of convulsions.

Patient Data

Age: 34-year-old
Gender: Male

CT Brain

Bilateral fairly symmetrical calcifications are seen involving both basal ganglia namely caudate, lentiform nuclei and subcortical white matter of both frontal lobes as well as both dentate nuclei of both cerebellar hemispheres.

Falcine and cerebellar tentorium coarse calcifications are seen as well.

Case Discussion

Bilateral fairly symmetrical basal ganglia, frontal lobes and dentate cerebellar nuclei calcifications diagnostic of Fahr disease.

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Case information

rID: 41126
Case created: 16th Nov 2015
Last edited: 19th Dec 2016
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