Hyperkinetic Choreiform Movements Secondary to Basal Ganglia Calcification and Underlying Developmental Venous Anomaly.
Orange Park Medical Center
basal ganglia, calcifications, chorea, deep venous anomaly, movement disorders
Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Nervous System Diseases
Chorea is irregular, involuntary movements that are associated with a variety of conditions and can encompass a wide differential. Unilateral hyperkinetic choreiform movements represent a rare subset characterized by the acute and sudden onset of progressive, uncontrollable body movements. We present a patient presenting with left-sided arm and leg arrhythmic movements caused by right-sided basal ganglia calcifications associated with an underlying developmental venous anomaly (DVA). To the author's knowledge, this is only the second reported case of such a presentation, and it should be on the differential in patients presenting with unilateral movement abnormalities.
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Patel J, Khalil M, Zafar S. Hyperkinetic Choreiform Movements Secondary to Basal Ganglia Calcification and Underlying Developmental Venous Anomaly. Cureus. 2022;14(3):e22752. doi:10.7759/cureus.22752