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what is bilateral basal ganglia calcification

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Scarring, old injury: Calcification (buildup) of the basal ganglia or anywhere in the brain is a healing process for an injury, whether the cause is vascular, genetic (Park ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Usually of no signif: The basal ganglia are deep brain regions. While rarely calcification here can be related to significant brain injury cases, they are frequently seen ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
30 years experience Interventional Radiology
BG Calcification : The basal ganglia are a part of the brain. It is common for calcifications to develop in these regions as we get older without clinical significance. ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
May have had: a stroke, Need to have this further worked up. Especially if you have had a stroke you need to treat the primary problems such as hypertension or diab ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
MaybeNothing: Pet/ct can show a region of hypometabolism, yes. But you describe many areas, including bilateral areas. That is much harder to accurately define on ... Read More
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Dr. Veena Govila
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she ha ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
No: Basal ganglia calcification is more commonly seen in elderly. Blood-pressure medications are not typically associated with this finding. http://rad ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
14 years experience Neurology
Basal ganglia: This is the term for several areas of the brain that work together as a functional unit: the striatum (caudate and putamen), the globus pallidus, the ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Highly: Variable but recurrent strokes is worrisome unless cause can be eliminated.

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