|History: Altered mental status, history of drug abuse|
|Findings: Dense and symmetric calcifications in the globus pallidus, caudate, putamen and dentate nuclei. Scattered periventricular hypodensities, nonspecific in nature.|
Calcification in the globus pallidus of a patient under the age of 40 should be considered pathological unless proved otherwise. Calcification confined to the globus pallidus of a patient older than 40 should be considered physiological and no further work up is recommended.
Calcification of the Basal Ganglia as Visualized by Computed
Chad R. Cohen, M.D., Paul M. Duchesneau, M.D., and Meredith A. WeInstein, M.D.
RadIology 134:97-99, January 1980.
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