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Fahr's disease

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


Choreo-athetoid movements.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Bilateral symmetrical T1 hyperintense signal (early calcification) in basal ganglia, taking the shape of caudate and lentiform nuclei.

Case Discussion

Fahr's disease is a rarer differential of a common entity- basal ganglia calcification. Characteristic MR pattern of a larger zone of involvement, and clinical feature of choreo-athetoid movement in young patient may help in diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 16182
Published: 27th Dec 2011
Last edited: 15th Aug 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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