Agenesis of the Corpus CallosumDiagnosis Information

What is Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum?

Agenesis of the corpus callosum is the failure of the mid-line portion of the brain to develop. This mid-line allows for the left and right hemispheres to communicate with one another. Agenesis can either be partial or full. The prognosis will depend on the severity and extent of the malformations.

Typically, agenesis of the corpus callosum is looked for when other brain malformations are detected by ultrasound, and is done so by a fetal MRI.

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