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Ann Med Res. 1994; 1(4): 297-300


Fahr s syndrome (idiopathic bilateral striopallidodentate calcification): case report

Dr. Cemal ÖZCAN*, Dr. Ayhan BÖLÜK*,  Dr. Mehmet Ali BEREKETOĞLU*,  Dr.Hakan EKMEKÇİ*,  Dr Kaya SARAÇ**, Dr.Hikmet YILMAZ*.


Abstract

 

Fahr's syndrome is characterized pathologically by massive symmetric calcification of the basal ganglia, dentate nucleus, and cerebral white matter. Although the clinical presentation may be quite variable, most patients could have either neuropsychiatric symptoms, seizures, speech dijfuculties. dementia, and extrapyramidal or cerebellar dysfunctions.In this paper, a 60 year old man with Fahr's syndrome is presented and the clinical, radiological, and endocrinological aspects of the disease are discussed. ¡.Journal of Turgut Özal Medical Center 1(4):297-300.1994)

Key Words: Fahr's syndrome, striopallidodentate calcification, hypoparathyroidism






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