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Case report

Fahr's Disease Presenting with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Hosam Al-JehaniAbdulrazag AjlanDavid Sinclair
Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahad University Hospital, University of Dammam, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Neurosurgery Division, Department of surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date of Submission: 07-Mar-2012, Date of Acceptance: 09-Apr-2012, Date of Web Publication: 23-May-2012.
Corresponding Author:

Hosam Al-Jehani

E-mail: hosam.aljehani@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:

Hosam Al-Jehani

E-mail: hosam.aljehani@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.96542 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin


Fahr's disease is a rare disorder of slowly progressive cognitive, psychiatric, and motor decline associated with idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC) and widespread calcification in the brain and cerebellum. Acute presentation of IBGC is most often as a seizure disorder; however, we present a case of an acute IBCG presentation in which the cause of the deterioration was an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Keywords: Fahr's Disease, Idiopathic Basal Ganglia Calcification, Intracranial Aneurysm, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

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