[Oradlist] calcification in the brain
daniatamimi at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 14 07:25:45 PST 2008
This is a calcification of the pineal gland. No clinical significance except reducing the ability of homing pigeons to find home :)
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:22:22 +0100From: B.Hassan at acta.nlTo: oradlist at lists.ucla.eduSubject: [Oradlist] calcification in the brain
I have a patient referred for a CBCT scan for orthodontic evaluation. Upon reviewing the reconstruction, I spotted a rather radio-opaque object floating in the middle cranial fossa in the mid-sagittal plane posterior and superior to the hypophyseal fossa. The patient is 31 years old and his medical history was unremarkable. However, upon further discussion the patient admitted having a trauma with a baseball bat about 10 years ago. He was not admitted to any hospital and he didn’t have any radiographic exam. Upon clinical examination, a small scar was observed in the occipital region, which I thought is a bit far from the location of the abnormality. The patient was scanned with the NewTom 3G 12’’ inch large FoV. The possibility of this being an image artifact is slim as well.
Before I forward the patient to a neuro-radiologist I would like to have your insight on the case. I attached the CBCT reconstructions we made for him.
Thanks in advance,
-- Bassam A. Hassan, DDS, MSc Medical Imaging, PhD studentDepartment of Oral RadiologyAcademic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA)AmsterdamThe Netherlands.web ad: www.acta.nlemail: b.hassan at acta.nlTel: +31-(0)20-5188561 Fax: +31-(0)20-5188480
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