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Clinical manifestation and neuroimaging methods in diagnosing basal ganglia calcifications.
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PMID:  23348181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this case study was to evaluate the clinical symptoms in patients with basal ganglia calciications and compare the neuroimaging methods used in conirming this state. The clinical status and performed transcranial sonography of basal ganglia structures in patients with brain calciications found by computed brain tomography was examined. In one of these patients DaTSCAN was performed. A large spectrum of different symptoms was found. Transcranial sonography of basal ganglia showed the hyperechogenicity of nucleus lenticularis in eight out of 10 patients. DaTSCAN, which was performed to one patient with parkinsonian signs and the hyperechogenicity of substantia nigra found by transcranial sonography, was normal. Transcranial sonography is a newly neuroimaging method which can contribute to diagnosing basal ganglia calciications in patients with different neurological signs. Computed tomography of brain remains the most adequate technique in visualising calciications.
Authors:
Ivanka Stenc Bradvica; Davor Jančuljak; Silva Butković-Soldo; Ivan Mihaljević; Mirjana Vladetić; Mario Bradvica
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski glasnik : official publication of the Medical Association of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1840-0132     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Glas Ljek komore Zenicko-doboj kantona     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101250177     Medline TA:  Med Glas Ljek komore Zenicko-doboj kantona     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1Department of Neurology, 2, Department for Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection, 3Department of Ophthalmology; University Clinical Center of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia.
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