Extensive bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis: a 50 years history of hypoparathyroidism presenting like a parkinsonian syndrome
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Bilateral striopallidodentate calcinosis (BSPDC) is characterized by calcifications of striatum and dentate nuclei and could be present in asymptomatic individuals as well as in a variety of neurological and metabolic conditions . Parathyroid abnormalities appears to be the most common definable etiology for calcification of subcortical nuclei , and parathyroid tissue damage is a frequent complication of thyroid surgery [3, 4]. Here, we present the case of a patient who had thyroid surgery and who developed parkinsonism related to BSPDC as a consequence of a postoperative hypoparathyroidism performed 50 years before.
KeywordsHypoparathyroidism Dentate Nucleus Calcinosis Hyperphosphatemia Parkinsonian Syndrome
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