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What are the chances of brain calcification leading to brain cancer?

I read an interesting case online where a 15-year-old male was told by their doctor that they may have "Subtle Bilateral calcification on the globus palidus". Symptoms are mainly occasional muscle spasms and high stress. This has been going on for approximately a year. MRI and CT scans have been conducted, as well as a neurologist consultation, but all appear to have no serious issues.

Is there room for concern? All responses are appreciated.
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Calcification in the basal ganglia (which includes the globus pallidus) is considered a normal incidental and idiopathic finding in elderly patients but other etiologies should be entertained in patients younger than 40 years old. One entity to consider is Fahr disease. Calcium build-up in the basal ganglia can also happen because of infection, problems with your parathyroid gland, and for other reasons.
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