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Diagnosed with bilateral basal ganglia calcification. What is that? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Jul-2013
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User:hello doctor
User:i just wanted to knw 1 thng
Doctor:Please tell me
User:dat my mothr is detected with bilateral basal ganglia calcification
User:what is that?
User:i am trying to find this online..but unable to do so
Doctor:Basal ganglia are a small part of brain
User:actually on friday around 2am...she went to washroom & when tried to get over her bed..she fainted
User:which resulted in bleeding...and some swelling in her nose..
Doctor:Usually concerned with memory function and some other functions
User:when me & my fathr woke up at 7am...she was lying on the floor all in blood
User:we rushed to a near by hos[ital
User:and get her CT scan & xray..
Doctor:I am really sorry for that!
User:ENT doctr n emergency doctr were available...neuro was nt thr
User:its ok..dnt b sry..
User:she is doing well nw..
User:as the doctors suggested to come agn on monday n consult neurologist
User:bt they said that it could be a case of bilateral basal ganglia calcification
Doctor:Actually, basal ganglia calcification can be normal in some people
User:as they said that getting fainted ws just becz of some brain related prblm
Doctor:Mostly, in people above 50 it ws d 1st tym 4 hr
User:bt wt r the causes/
User:she is suffering from athritis...n gtng treated..
User:is it related?
Doctor:I mean to say in about 1% of all the people who undergo CT, IT CAN BE SEEN
User:can u pls explain this in simple that i could understand what exactly it is
Doctor:But, it should be clinically correlated bases on physical and neurological exam
User:for that v'll be gng to he neuro tomorrow
Doctor:That will be good
Doctor:I was trying to say that it can be a normal incidental finding in many old people
User:what i found from internet is that it is caused becz of calcium it?
User:my fear is what..that some doctr says that it could lead to cancer too???
Doctor:Not just that one, but there are lot more other causes and even it can be completely normal
User:means it completely depends on what the neuro will find
Doctor:Other causes may be like, some infection, hormonal disturbances, just noraml ageing and some more
User:thanx a lot doctr
Doctor:You are welcome!
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