Volume 2, Issue 4 ( 2017)                   Iran J Neurosurg 2017, 2(4): 22-24 | Back to browse issues page


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Ehsaei M R, Abouei Mehrizi M A, Firouz F. Extensive Intracranial Calcification in a Case of Hypoparathyroidism: Case Report. Iran J Neurosurg. 2017; 2 (4) :22-24
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1- MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , ehsaeemr@mums.ac.ir
2- MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3- MD, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Abstract:   (3197 Views)

Background and Importance: Hypoparathyroidism is due to parathyroid hormone deficiency and categorized as an endocrine disorder. Acute clinical presentations of hypoparathyroidism are muscle cramps and spasms, tetany, weakness, paresthesia and seizure. Hypoparathyroidism may be accompanied with psychosis, depressio n, seizures and extrapyramidal manifestations in chronic condit ion.
Case Presentation: The present case reported about a 37-year-old man who presented with the history of several episodes of seizures, slurred speech, progressive limbs and trunk stiffness and increa sed muscle tone and rigidity.
Conclusion: Paraclinical investigations revealed hypocalcemia and very low parathyroid hormone levels with extensive intracranial calcification involving bilateral basal ganglia, cerebellum and subcortical white matters on brain CT scan.

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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

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