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Computed tomography of basal ganglia calcifications in pseudo- and idiopathic hypoparathyroidism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3452848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is well known that patients with pseudo (PHP)- and idiopathic (IHP) hypoparathyroidism are frequently associated with intracranial calcifications. The relative sensitivity of computed tomography (CT) and conventional skull radiography in detecting basal ganglia calcifications was studied in two patients with PHP and six with IHP. CT was more sensitive: the detection rate was 71% (5/7) for CT and 14% (1/7) for skull radiography. Furthermore, patients with more prolonged hypocalcemia showed a higher incidence of calcifications. Thus, CT was useful as a diagnostic technique in the early detection of calcified basal ganglia.
M Fukunaga; N Otsuka; S Ono; Y Kajihara; S Nishishita; Y Nakano; I Yamamoto; K Torizuka; R Morita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0288-2043     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Med     Publication Date:    1987 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-29     Completed Date:  1988-07-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412264     Medline TA:  Radiat Med     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia Diseases / etiology,  radiography*
Calcinosis / etiology,  radiography*
Hypocalcemia / complications
Hypoparathyroidism / complications*
Predictive Value of Tests
Pseudohypoparathyroidism / complications*
Skull / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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