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Intracranial gyriform calcification associated with subarachnoid fat

  • Byron C. Machen
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    From the Departments of Radiology and Neurology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama USA

    Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland USA
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  • J.P. Williams
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    Address reprint requests to: J. P. Williams, MD, Department of Radiology, University of South Alabama, 2451 Fillingim Street, Mobile, Alabama 36617.
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    From the Departments of Radiology and Neurology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama USA

    Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland USA
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  • Gary B. Lum
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    From the Departments of Radiology and Neurology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama USA

    Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland USA
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  • John N. Joslyn
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    From the Departments of Radiology and Neurology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama USA

    Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland USA
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  • Gerald Silverboard
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    From the Departments of Radiology and Neurology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama USA

    Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland USA
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      Abstract

      Intracranial convolutional or gyriform calcification simulating Sturge-Weber syndrome has been described in association with bacterial and viral intracranial infection as well as irradiation and intrathecal methotrexate for central nervous system leukemia. Reported is a case of gyriform calcification caused by chemical meningitis secondary to subarachnoid fat from an epidermoid tumor.

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