Fahr disease

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Cognitive impairment.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

CT Brain

Extensive and bilateral calcification on basal ganglia, thalami, subcortical white matter and dentate nuclei of the cerebellum. 

Case Discussion

Fahr disease is a disorder characterized by abnormal calcium deposition with subsequent atrophy involving the basal ganglia +/- cerebral and cerebellar cortical regions.

Calcification is found primarily in the globus pallidus, but putamen, caudate, thalamus, dentate nucleus, corona radiata and subcortical white matter can also be affected.

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Case information

rID: 26306
Published: 12th Dec 2013
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
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