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Agenesis of the corpus callosum

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Other Names for this Disease

  • Agenesis of corpus callosum
  • Da silva syndrome
  • Mental retardation hypoplastic corpus callosum preauricular tag
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Overview

Agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is a birth defect in which the structure that connects the two sides of the brain (the corpus callosum) is partially or completely absent. This birth defect can occur as an isolated condition or in combination with other abnormalities. The effects of agenesis of the corpus callosum range from subtle or mild to severe, depending on associated brain abnormalities. Treatment usually involves management of symptoms and seizures if they occur.[1]
Last updated: 9/23/2014

References

  1. NINDS Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). February 14, 2014; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/agenesis/agenesis.htm. Accessed 9/23/2014.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Agenesis of corpus callosum
  • Da silva syndrome
  • Mental retardation hypoplastic corpus callosum preauricular tag
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.