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Incidence of basal ganglia calcifications on computed tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  438374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a group of 3,800 computed tomography examinations, 14 patients (0.4%) were found to have high attenuating lesions suggesting calcifications within the basal ganglia. The lesions were bilateral in all patients. A majority of the patients had psychic symptoms and convulsions. Electroencephalographic changes were frequent and extrapyramidal symptoms occurred. Until now only three patients have been endocrinologically examined. One of them had hypoparathyroidism. Since parathyroid dysfunction frequently is associated with calcifications of the basal ganglia, these patients should be referred for endocrinological evaluation.
C Sachs; K Ericson; U Erasmie; M Bergström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0363-8715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-07-25     Completed Date:  1979-07-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia / radiography*
Brain Diseases / etiology,  physiopathology,  radiography
Calcinosis / etiology,  physiopathology,  radiography*
Caudate Nucleus / radiography
Globus Pallidus / radiography
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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