Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 13, No 8 (2019)

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Intracranial calcifications on CT: an updated review

Intracranial calcifications on CT: an updated review

Charbel Saade, Elie Najem, Karl Asmar, Rida Salman, Bassam El Achkar, Lena Naffaa

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Abstract


Intracranial calcifications are frequently encountered in non-contrast computed tomography scan in both adult and pediatric age groups. They refer to calcifications within the brain parenchyma or vasculature and can be classified into several major categories: physiologic/age-related, dystrophic, congenital disorders/phakomatoses, infectious, vascular, neoplastic, metabolic/endocrine, inflammatory and toxic diseases. In this updated review, we present a wide spectrum of intracranial calcifications from both pediatric and adult populations focusing on their pattern, size and location.

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