Fahr syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Hector Chicote Huete


Accidental head trauma. No other known pathologies.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Symmetric calcified deposits in basal ganglia, cerebellum and subcortical white matter. No other anomalies.

Case Discussion

Incidental findings of basal nuclei calcification may suggest Fahr syndrome. 

In all cases of suspected Fahr syndrome, additional tests should be performed to investigate for a potential secondary cause. In this case, asymptomatic hypoparathyroidism was found with no other associated pathologies, confirming Fahr syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 58564
Published: 4th Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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