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What does it mean to have minor bilateral calcification in globus pallidus?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Calcifications in globus pallidus portion of basal ganglia are usually detected by ct of brain.
In older individuals (1% population) calcifications are part of aging process.Younger than 40y are abnormal and should have workup by physician.. Calcifications can be idiopathic (farr diseae) heavy metals, cong. Infections, metabolic (renal failure, 2ndary hyperparathyroidism, etc.).

In brief: Few things

Calcifications in globus pallidus portion of basal ganglia are usually detected by ct of brain.
In older individuals (1% population) calcifications are part of aging process.Younger than 40y are abnormal and should have workup by physician.. Calcifications can be idiopathic (farr diseae) heavy metals, cong. Infections, metabolic (renal failure, 2ndary hyperparathyroidism, etc.).
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