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Basal ganglia calcifications in postoperative hypoparathyroidism: a case with unusual characteristics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1902012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient is described with post-thyroidectomy hypoparathyroidism and basal ganglia calcifications. The patient presented with a tonic-clonic seizure. The calcifications shown on CT scan were extensive in the basal ganglia, the bifrontal periventricular white matter and even in the brainstem. The white matter with calcifications displayed a high signal intensity on MRI, probably due to a different stage of the calcifying process in the white matter than in the basal ganglia. A severe dystonic reaction was observed after phenothiazine therapy and is discussed.
P G Jorens; B J Appel; F A Hilte; C Mahler; P P De Deyn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0001-6314     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-22     Completed Date:  1991-05-22     Revised Date:  2006-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital, Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia / pathology
Basal Ganglia Diseases / blood,  diagnosis*
Brain Stem / pathology
Calcinosis / blood,  diagnosis*
Calcium / blood
Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic / blood,  diagnosis
Hypoparathyroidism / blood,  diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Parathyroid Hormone / blood
Phosphates / blood
Postoperative Complications / blood,  diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Parathyroid Hormone; 0/Phosphates; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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