, Volume 232, Issue 2, pp 109-111

Parkinsonism, basal ganglia calcification and epilepsy as late complications of postoperative hypoparathyroidism

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A patient with post-thyroidectomy hypoparathyroidism, basal ganglia calcification, parkinsonism and seizures is reported. The parkinsonism was resistant to levodopa therapy but was not significantly improved by the correction of hypoparathyroidism. Previously reported cases are discussed, as well as the relationship between hypoparathyroidism, calcification of basal ganglia, parkinsonism and epilepsy.