Fahr's disease (Maladie de Fahr)

Case contributed by Dr Rahmoun Fateh

Presentation

40 years-old woman presented with neurological symptoms. (Femme de 40 ans presente des troubles neurologiques)

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

This case shows extensive  coarse calcifications involving the infra- & supratentorial white matter and the basal ganglia. This is characteristic of Fahr's disease (familial cerebral ferrocalcinosis).

Calcifications de la substance blanche et des noyaux gris centraux en sus et sous tentorielle

Case Discussion

You may also want to read the differential diagnosis of basal ganglia calcifications.

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Case Information

rID: 18436
Case created: 6th Jul 2012
Last edited: 24th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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