|Massive calcification in basal ganglia, thalamusand cerebellum caused by postoperative hypoparathyroidism
Т. Тoneva, D. Mlachkova, L. Kaitazki, J. Boneva, S. Yordanova
The depicted case is of a 65 year old woman, who was admitted to hospital with complaints of excess sweating, dizziness and loss of consciousness. Symptomatic epilepsy was established after examination from a neurologist. A CT scan showed hyperdense symmetrical striation of the hemisphere of the small brain (parasagittal); symmetrical double-sided calcifications in the caudate nucleus, globus pallidus, thalamus and medial to the capsula interna; snake-like calcifications of the sulcus (occipital, parasagittal). Paraclinical tests have found hypocalcemia and hypoparathyroidism. Past illnesses: resection of the thyroid due to a nodose struma 20 years before.
|Key words: CALCIFICATIONS IN BASAL GANGLIA. CALCIFICATIONS IN THE CEREBRUM. HYPOPARATHYROIDIS|