15 12 / 2011

CT scan of a man who has Down syndrome confirmed by chromosomal analysis, he has a long history of mental deterioration with progressive loss of ability to perform his usual activities, the CT scan, obtained when the patient was aged 60y and exhibiting advanced signs of Alzheimer disease, shows several calcified areas in the basal ganglia plus diffuse cortical atrophy and enlargement of the ventricular system. The bilateral symmetric calcifications are a frequent finding in this condition

CT scan of a man who has Down syndrome confirmed by chromosomal analysis, he has a long history of mental deterioration with progressive loss of ability to perform his usual activities, the CT scan, obtained when the patient was aged 60y and exhibiting advanced signs of Alzheimer disease, shows several calcified areas in the basal ganglia plus diffuse cortical atrophy and enlargement of the ventricular system. The bilateral symmetric calcifications are a frequent finding in this condition