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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Other Names for this Disease
  • Agenesis of corpus callosum
  • Da silva syndrome
  • Mental retardation hypoplastic corpus callosum preauricular tag
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How common is corpus callosum agenesis? How many people in the United States have this diagnosis? What is the average lifespan for people with this diagnosis?

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How common is corpus callosum agenesis?

Corpus callosum agenesis is estimated to occur in 1 to 14 out of every 2,000 individuals.[1] In the United States, approximately 0.7 percent to 5.3 percent of the population is diagnosed with this condition.[2]
Last updated: 5/4/2009

What is the average lifespan for people with corpus callosum agenesis?

The life expectancy for someone with corpus callosum agenesis depends on the presence of other abnormalities. This condition does not cause death in the majority of children.[3]
Last updated: 5/4/2009