Hippocampal calcification

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male
CT

Non contrast CT scan of the head showed tiny punctate calcifications within the body of the hippocampus bilaterally. The location of the calcifications are confirmed on multiplanar reformations. There are underlying moderate generalized brain volume loss with mild asymmetric volume loss of the left hippocampus. 

Case Discussion

Hippocampal calcification is seen with greater prevalence over the age of 50. Its clinical significance remains uncertain. Radiologically it can mimic choroid plexus calcification. 

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Case information

rID: 62054
Published: 31st Jul 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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