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Brain stones revisited : between a rock and a hard place
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Objectives and methods Large intracranial calcifications are occasionally encountered in routine computed tomography (CT) scans of the brain. These calcifications, also known as brain stones, can be classified according to location and aetiology. Combining imaging findings with relevant clinical history and physical examination can help narrow down the differential diagnosis and may allow confident diagnosis in certain situations. Results This article provides a pictorial review illustrating various clinical entities resulting in brain stones. Discussion Based on location, brain stones can be classified as extra- or intra-axial. Extra-axial brain stones comprise tumours and exaggerated physiological calcifications. Intra-axial brain stones can further be classified according to aetiology, namely neoplastic, vascular, infectious, congenital and endocrine/metabolic. Imaging findings combined with essential clinical information can help in narrowing the differential diagnosis, determining disease state and evaluating effect of therapy.
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English
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Insights into imaging / European Society of Radiology. - Berlin, 2010, currens
Publication
Berlin : Springer, 2013
ISSN
1869-4101
Volume/pages
4:5(2013), p. 625-635
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Last edited 22.11.2016
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