Basal Ganglia Calcification in Kearns-Sayre Syndrome

William C. Robertson, Chirane Viseskul, Yu En Lee, Ricardo V. Lloyd

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The Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) appears to be a distinctive disorder characterized by progressive external ophthalmoplegia, pigmentary degeneration of the retina, heart block, and elevated CSF protein levels. Recent reports have suggested that abnormalities of muscle mitochondria may also be a consistent finding in KSS. We recently examined a patient with KSS whose skeletal muscle contained abnormal mitochondria. In addition, a computerized tomographic scan of the head showed cerebellar and brain stem atrophy, as well as calcification in the region of the basal ganglia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-713
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1979

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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