Dysgenesis of the corpus callosum

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Patient admitted for headache.

Patient Data

Age: 72
Gender: Male

Asymmetrical dilatation of the occipital horns of the lateral ventricles known as colpocephaly is seen in association with interhemispheric cyst at this patient. Encephalomalacia also is noted at the left parietal cortex.

Case Discussion

Findings consistent of dysgenesis of the corpus callosum 
Main CNS associations of this condition include 

  • hydrocephalus (30%)
  • Dandy-Walker spectrum (11%)
  • intracranial lipoma (10%)
  • Chiari II malformation (7%)
  • grey matter heterotopia
  • holoprosencephaly
  • interhemispheric cysts
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Case information

rID: 32694
Published: 9th Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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