Calcific cerebral embolism in systemic calciphylaxis

George Katsamakis*, Timothy G. Lukovits, Philip B. Gorelick

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Calciphylaxis represents a rare complication of end-stage renal disease with hyperparathyroidism. We report the case of a 26-year-old woman with systemic calciphylaxis secondary to chronic renal failure who developed mitral annular calcification and a right middle cerebral artery stroke. The high-density lesion seen on CT scan of the brain probably represents a calcified cerebral embolus originating from the mitral valve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-297
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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