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CT scan shows calcium in brain. Have dystonia. Headache, memory loss, tingling face. Treatment?

Hi ive just been told that my ct scan shows quite a bit of calcium in front left lobe of my brain & that i need an mri now to see in more detail. I suffer from dystonia to which affects my neck shoulders arms hands. I have been getting a lot of headaches lately with some memory loss & lso tingling in my face they dont think at moment that theres any tumors behind the deposits but just wondering what treatment i could expect
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query,

I understand your problem

Let me tell you that If the CT scan shows calcium in the brain, you continue to do MRI as advised by your doctor. There e is a possibility that you may be having parathyroid problem and the whole symptoms that you have could be related to disorder of calcium metabolism and it is treatable and you will improve. Patients with dystonia generally require neurological evaluation and exact classification of dystonia so that treatment becomes easy. Medications that are used to treat are Tetrabenazine, clonazepam, trihexyphenidyl, botulinum toxin etc. Which medicine is to be used will depend upon the classification of dystonia.

Please consult a local neurologist who will guide you through clinical evaluation and investigations and treatment

Best wishes
Dr Gopal K Dash MD, DM, Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)
Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist
Nrayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
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Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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