Fahr disease

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi



Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Bilateral and relatively symmetrical calcifications of the dentate nuclei, basal ganglia mainly the head of caudate nuclei, thalami, lentiform nuclei (globus pallidus) as well as the subcortical white matter of the frontal regions.

Case Discussion

Bilateral symmetrical calcifications of the cerebellar dentate nuclei, basal ganglia, and subcortical white matter are most consistent with Fahr disease.

For differential diagnosis see basal ganglia calcification.

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Case information

rID: 74326
Published: 16th Feb 2020
Last edited: 19th Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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