Agenesis of the corpus callosum

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Abnormal cranial ultrasound at birth and developmental delay.

Patient Data

Age: 2
Gender: Female

The corpus callosum is completely absent. Widely space lateral ventricles, narrow frontal horns, high riding 3rd ventricle are some of the characteristic features demonstrated.

Case Discussion

Complete absence of the corpus callosum demonstrating a number of the classical appearances: 

  • Widely separated lateral ventricles, 
  • High riding 3rd ventricle, 
  • Moose head appearance of ventricles (coronal view).  
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Case information

rID: 23203
Case created: 28th May 2013
Last edited: 31st Oct 2016
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