Recurrent Seizure: An Uncommon Presentation of Post Thyroidectomy Hypoparathyroidism

Authors

  • Abdul Wadud Chowdhury Professor, Dept. of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • Sabbiha Nadia Majumder Honorary Medical Officer, Dept. of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Gaffar Amin Junior consultant, Dept. of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Junior consultant, Dept. of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • Mohammed Abaye Deen Saleh Registrar, Dept. of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital
  • Khandker Md Nurus Sabah Asst. Prof, Dept. of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Nazim Uddin Indoor Medical Officer, Dept. of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i1.22406

Keywords:

Basal ganglia calcification, brain calcinosis, iatrogenic hypoparathyroidism

Abstract

Basal ganglia calcification is associated with chronic hypoparathyroidism. We report a case of 37 year old lady with long standing iatrogenic hypoparathyroidism following total thyroidectomy. The clinical evaluation revealed neurological symptoms but without any neurological deficit. The CT scan of head showed calcification in caudate nucleus and part of lentiform nucleus of basal ganglia and in the cortical and subcortical white matter. Detection of brain calcinosis in patients who had total thyroidectomy can guide clinicians to further investigation for possible hypoparathyroidism.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i1.22406

J MEDICINE 2015; 16 : 56-58

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Published

2015-02-25

How to Cite

Chowdhury, A. W., Majumder, S. N., Amin, M. G., Islam, K. N., Saleh, M. A. D., Sabah, K. M. N., & Uddin, M. N. (2015). Recurrent Seizure: An Uncommon Presentation of Post Thyroidectomy Hypoparathyroidism. Journal of Medicine, 16(1), 56–58. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i1.22406

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Case Reports