Fahr’s Syndrome

  • Payam saadat
  • Tahereh Hejazian
  • Reza Mohseni Ahangar
Keywords: Fahr’s Syndrome;, Basal ganglia calcifcation;, Brain;, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Abstract

Fahr’s syndrome is a rare neurodegenerative disorder. Bilateral basal ganglia and dentate nuclei of the cerebellum are involved in this disorder and deposition of calcium is the hallmark of this syndrome. It has been recognized as a sporadic or inherited disease with variable presentations. In this article, we report a 40-year-old man with incidentally discovered brain calcifcation as the sole manifesation of Fahr’s syndrome. A 40-year-old male without any comorbidities was presented with brain calcifcation that was found incidentally. Brain imaging revealed symmetric calcifcations in bilateral basal ganglia, internal capsules, and cerebral white matter. This pattern of calcifcation is highly suspicious of Fahr’s syndrome. Other pathologic processes that could lead to intracranial calcifcation were excluded. We present a young patient with sporadic and asymptomatic Fahr’s syndrome after ruling out abnormalities of known calcium metabolism and developmental defects.

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Published
2019-01-15
How to Cite
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saadat P, Hejazian T, Mohseni Ahangar R. Fahr’s Syndrome. CRCP. 3(3):74-8.
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Case Report(s)