[Oradlist] calcification in the brain
balasuas at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 07:28:50 PST 2008
I think this is a pineal gland calcification. Please confirm with
Dr. Ashok Balasundaram
Univ. of Detroit Mercy
On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 10:22 AM, Hassan, B. <B.Hassan at acta.nl> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> 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
> Thanks in advance,
> Bassam A. Hassan, DDS, MSc Medical Imaging, PhD student
> Department of Oral Radiology
> Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA)
> The Netherlands.
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