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Basal Ganglia Calcification
Karen L. Salzman, MD
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

    ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

    • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

      • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

        • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

          • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

            • Alternative Differential Approaches

              Selected References

              1. Batla A et al: Deconstructing Fahr's disease/syndrome of brain calcification in the era of new genes. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 37:1-10, 2017
              2. Yoshimoto K et al: Prevalence and clinicopathological features of H3.3 G34-mutant high-grade gliomas: a retrospective study of 411 consecutive glioma cases in a single institution. Brain Tumor Pathol. ePub, 2017
              3. Donzuso G et al: Extensive bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis: a 50 years history of hypoparathyroidism presenting like a parkinsonian syndrome. J Neurol. 263(9):1876-9, 2016
              4. Nunomura A: Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (Fahr's disease) and dementia. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 70(3):129-30, 2016
              5. Saini AG et al: Teaching NeuroImages: The syndrome of cutaneous photosensitivity, growth failure, and basal ganglia calcification. Neurology. 87(6):e56-7, 2016
              6. Gossner J: Basal ganglia calcifications on brain computed tomography are also common in other elderly populations. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 15(1):128, 2015
              7. Ghei SK et al: MR imaging of hypoxic-ischemic injury in term neonates: pearls and pitfalls. Radiographics. 34(4):1047-61, 2014
              8. Hegde AN et al: Differential diagnosis for bilateral abnormalities of the basal ganglia and thalamus. Radiographics. 31(1):5-30, 2011
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              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

                • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

                  • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

                    • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

                      • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

                        • Alternative Differential Approaches

                          Selected References

                          1. Batla A et al: Deconstructing Fahr's disease/syndrome of brain calcification in the era of new genes. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 37:1-10, 2017
                          2. Yoshimoto K et al: Prevalence and clinicopathological features of H3.3 G34-mutant high-grade gliomas: a retrospective study of 411 consecutive glioma cases in a single institution. Brain Tumor Pathol. ePub, 2017
                          3. Donzuso G et al: Extensive bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis: a 50 years history of hypoparathyroidism presenting like a parkinsonian syndrome. J Neurol. 263(9):1876-9, 2016
                          4. Nunomura A: Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (Fahr's disease) and dementia. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 70(3):129-30, 2016
                          5. Saini AG et al: Teaching NeuroImages: The syndrome of cutaneous photosensitivity, growth failure, and basal ganglia calcification. Neurology. 87(6):e56-7, 2016
                          6. Gossner J: Basal ganglia calcifications on brain computed tomography are also common in other elderly populations. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 15(1):128, 2015
                          7. Ghei SK et al: MR imaging of hypoxic-ischemic injury in term neonates: pearls and pitfalls. Radiographics. 34(4):1047-61, 2014
                          8. Hegde AN et al: Differential diagnosis for bilateral abnormalities of the basal ganglia and thalamus. Radiographics. 31(1):5-30, 2011