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Treatment of calcified granuloma in right parafalcine region

Hello sir, my mother(age 50,weight 60) had been suffering pain in the left knee joint for the past 4 months..the doctor which she had consulted told her to have CT Scan of her brain..The scan report showed Calcified granuloma in right parafalcine region..sir i would like to know what is a calcified granuloma and is it the main cause of her knee pain..the doctor treating her had given medicines of Calcium reformation thinking that it might be a case of arthritis .she is also a diabetic for the past 12 years..plzz help me out sir..
Asked On : Mon, 20 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Since your Mum is in her 50s the Calcium-Vitamin D supplement given is to prevent Osteoporosis and to treat Vitamin D deficiency induced bone and joint pain. The granuloma can be due to many reasons commonly TB, Syphilis, Sarcoidosis. Since she has joint pain, do get her checked up for Sarcoidosis as this can also cause arthritis, eye pain, cough, shortness of breath, skin pain, kidney stones as well. Review her with the Orthopaedician to discuss this possibility and get adequately treated.
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Neurologist Dr. Shiva Kumar R's  Response
Thanks for using Helathcaremagic. Calcified granulomas due to cysticercosis is common in North India. They can only cause seizures. In your mother case i am surprised to see a doctor doing CT scan for knee pain. There is no relation between the two. As it is incidentally detected no treatment required.

Dr. Shiva Kumar R
Neurologist & Epileptologist
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Kiran Kumar's  Response
Hi. Thanks for using Health Care Magic.

Some times on CT scan, you can come across calcifications. Such benign calcifications are calcified graulomas and considered to be normal healing process in brain after any minor infection. No further treatment and tests is required for these calcified granuloma and they will remain there without any problem for your mother.

I can tell with certainty that there is no relation between her left knee joint pain and the calcified granuloma of brain. Her left knee pain will more likely be due to Oseoarthritis.
She will need an x ray of the knee to confirm this.

So be ressured

Hope this answers your query.
Thanks and Regards

Dr Kiran
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