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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 932184, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/932184
Case Report

Extensive Bilateral Intracranial Calcifications: A Case of Iatrogenic Hypoparathyroidism

1Department of Neurology, Evaggelismos Hospital, 45-47 Ipsilantou Street, 10676 Athens, Greece
2Department of Neurosurgery, Athens Medical School, Evaggelismos Hospital, 45-47 Ipsilantou Street, 10676 Athens, Greece
3Department of Radiology, Evaggelismos Hospital, 45-47 Ipsilantou Street, 10676 Athens, Greece

Received 12 December 2012; Revised 10 January 2013; Accepted 24 January 2013

Academic Editor: Thomas Vogl

Copyright © 2013 Vaso Zisimopoulou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This is a case of a 69-year-old male patient with long-standing iatrogenic hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy. The clinical evaluation revealed mild neurological symptoms and excessive brain calcinosis. Intracranial calcification that affects structures other than the basal ganglia and the cerebellum is a rare manifestation of postoperative hypoparathyroidism. Detection of brain calcinosis in patients who had total thyroidectomy can motivate clinicians in further investigation of possible hypoparathyroidism with measurement of calcium and phosphorus serum levels.