Corpus Callosum Agenesis

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Definition

Corpus callosum agenesis is an uncommon congenital disorder, wherein there's a partial or complete absence of an area of the brain that connects its two cerebral hemispheres known as 'corpus callosum'.

Diagnosis

An effective method for diagnosing Corpus callosum agenesis is through brain scan. Other methods include CT scan, MRI, prenatal MRI, and prenatal ultrasound.

Treatment

Currently, there are no particular medical treatments for the disorder, but affected individuals can benefit from a variety of educational support, services, and developmental therapies. It's important to seek medical advice from specialists, such s neurologists, physical therapists, geneticists, occupational therapists, and others.

Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of the disorder vary greatly from person to person. However, there are some common symptoms in affected individuals including hypotonia or low tone of the muscle, vision impairments, reduced motor coordination, swallowing and chewing difficulties, early language and speech delays, low discernment of pain, social difficulties, and motor milestones delays like walking and sitting.

Causes

Corpus callosum agenesis results from development disruption of the 'fetal brain' during its fifth and sixth week of conception. The cause of this disruption is unknown; however, some studies suggest that a number of possible causes can include inherited genetic defect, chromosome errors, prenatal injuries or infections, prenatal exposure to toxins, and metabolic disorders.

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