Fahr disease

Case contributed by Dr Ajay C Desai

Presentation

Progressively increasing cognitive and extra-pyramidal type motility disorders.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

Bilateral symmetrical hypointense signals in basal ganglia and dentate nuclei. And bilateral symmetrical hyperintense signals in centrum semiovale / corona radiata and cerebellum.

Modality: CT

Areas abnormal on MRI are all calcifications.

Case Discussion

Purpose of the study was to demonstrate MRI findings (which are also very typical) in an otherwise spot diagnosis on CT.

Fahr disease is a rare familial progressive degenerative disease with unforgettable imaging findings. This also demonstrates different appearances of calcium on MRI.

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Case Information

rID: 22032
Case created: 5th Mar 2013
Last edited: 12th May 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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