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Imaging of bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12352115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bilateral symmetric striopallidodentate calcinosis, also known as Fahr's disease, is characterized by bilateral calcifications of the basal ganglia, thalami, dentate nuclei of the cerebellum, and the white matter of the cerebral hemisphere. Intracranial calcifications are easily visible as high-density areas on computed tomographic images. On magnetic resonance images, the calcifications exhibit different signal intensities. The differences in signal intensity are thought to be related to the stage of the disease, differences in calcium metabolism, and the volume of the calcium deposit. The moderate reduction of cerebral blood flow in bilateral thalami was also identified using brain SPECT.
Shigeyuki Ogi; Nobuyoshi Fukumitsu; Daisuke Tsuchida; Mayuki Uchiyama; Yutaka Mori; Kazutaka Matsui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0363-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-27     Completed Date:  2002-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  721-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, The Jikei University School of Medicine, 3-25-8 Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia Diseases / complications,  pathology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Brain Diseases / complications,  pathology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging*
Calcinosis / complications,  pathology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging*
Cerebellar Diseases / complications,  pathology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Cysteine / analogs & derivatives*,  diagnostic use*
Dysarthria / etiology
Gait Ataxia / etiology
Occipital Lobe / radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Organotechnetium Compounds / diagnostic use*
Paralysis / etiology
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Thalamic Diseases / complications,  pathology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Organotechnetium Compounds; 0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 0/technetium Tc 99m bicisate; 52-90-4/Cysteine

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