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Rapid Brain Calcification after Ischemic Stroke

Robert J. Wityk, MD; Donna Lapeyrolerie, MD; and Barry D. Stein, MD
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From Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. Requests for Reprints: Robert J. Wityk, MD, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215-5271.


Copyright 2004 by the American College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1993;119(6):490-491. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-119-6-199309150-00008
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Calcium deposition in the brain, readily detectable on computed tomographic (CT) scan, has many possible causes [16]. Calcification of an ischemic infarction is rare and is thought to occur months to years after the acute event [2, 5]. We describe a patient who had extensive brain calcification after ischemic stroke. Brain calcification in this patient occurred during a 6-week period in the setting of uremia and hyperphosphatemia.

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Brain computed tomographic scan showing extensive calcification of the right frontal lobe in the anterior and middle cerebral artery territories.
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