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7 Possible Causes for Calcification in the Pons and Cerebellum

  • Ataxia

    […] of the pons, medulla, spinal cord, cerebral cortex and optic nerves.[] Dentate calcification may be identified. Definitive diagnosis relies on molecular genetic testing.[] A broad range of diagnoses is often suggested by family history, by findings on physical examination, and MR evidence of atrophy involving cerebellum and varying combinations[]

  • Craniosynostosis-Dandy-Walker Malformation-Hydrocephalus Syndrome

    Cryptorchidism Agenesis of corpus callosum Retinal dysplasia Hypoplasia of the pons Cerebellar cyst Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the cerebellum Acrania Feeding difficulties Cataract[] […] of the brainstem Macrocephaly Seizures Rare Symptoms - Less than 30% cases Congenital onset Abnormality of the cerebral white matter Myopia Severe hydrocephalus Cerebral calcification[]

  • Polymicrogyria

    Additional features not reported before included calcification of the cerebellum (eight patients: 61.5%) and imperforate anus and undescended testis in a single patient.[] […] patterns involving the cortex, thalami, basal ganglia and pons.[] Patients presented at early life with the classic phenotype including severe microcephaly, failure to acquire developmental skills, growth failure and the distinguished calcification[]

  • Hyperphenylalaninemia

    The postmortem examination on one of these siblings exhibited the dysmyelination in the cerebrum and spongy lesions of the white matter in the cerebellum, pons, medulla oblongata[] Many minute foci of calcification were found in the cerebrum, which were located in the perivascular space of the small blood vessels.[]

  • Kearns Sayre Syndrome

    Computed tomography shows nonspecific findings such as white matter and basal ganglia hypodensity, calcifications of cortex and basal ganglia, atrophy of the pons and cerebellum[]

  • Secondary Hypoparathyroidism

    In addition, literature data suggest that the largest percentage of cases of secondary CD was associated with structural lesions of the brainstem (medulla, pons) and/or cerebellum[] The localization of the brain calcifications in this patient suggests that they may have played a role in the development of her cervical dystonia. References 1.[]

  • Basal Ganglia Mass Lesion

    Systemic lupus erythematosus associated with cerebral calcifications in the basal ganglia, thalamus, cerebellum and centrum semiovale.[] Calcified sarcoid granulomas can also be seen in the pituitary, pons, hypothalamus and the periventricular white matter.[]

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