Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum

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Definition

Agenesis of the corpus callosum is a rare congenital defect characterized by the absence of the corpus callosum, the protective tissue of the brain resulting to disconnection of the brain hemispheres.

Diagnosis

The disease can be diagnosed by a CT scan.

Treatment

Treatment requires developmental therapies as there is standard method of cure yet for the disease. Special education is given to address the developmental needs of the patient.

Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of agenesis of the corpus callosum are poor muscle tone, loose motor coordination, slow learning of sitting, walking and standing positions, vision problems and poor social interaction skills.

Causes

This defect is caused by a disruption of fetal development during the first trimester of pregnancy. This may be due to chromosomal disorders, as well as injuries or trauma incurred by a pregnant woman.

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