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Periventricular White Matter Hypoattenuation – Differential Diagnosis

History: 80 year old male with headache. This is the appearance of periventricular white matter hypoattenuation on CT. In this patient it is due to normal aging effects on the brain. The appearance of periventricular white matter hypoattenuation on CT is nonspecific and the differential diagnosis includes normal aging brain, arteriolosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated … Continue reading

Basal Ganglia Calcifications

History: 85 year old male presents with headache. These calcifications in elderly patients are most likely secondary to normal aging; however, other entities cause bilateral symmetric basal ganglia calcifications. The differential includes congenital infections such as CMV and HIV, and more rare conditions such as MELAS (Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) in children, … Continue reading