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Ectopic brain calcification in a 31-year-old man with hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia (MRI)

Axial brain sections on a susceptibility-weighted MRI sequence showing bilateral symmetrical calcification in a 31-year-old man with hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia. The calcification is evident as “blooming,” predominantly in bilateral basal ganglia (red arrow) and thalami (yellow arrow). Smaller lesions are also seen in the frontal cortex (green arrow) and the cerebellum (white arrow). (From: Gaba S, Singla M, Gupta M, Dua A, Gaba N. From psychiatry to neurology and endocrinology: a case of hypoparathyroidism. Cureus 2020;12(9):e10666. Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 4.0.)

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