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Another Cause of Hydrocephalus is agenesis of the corpus collosoum

Posted Sep 02 2010 4:43am
Honestly I don't know alot abot this condition. I had a reader mention that it was not part of my last post so I thought I would do a seperate post. I googled wanting to give some information on this condition and how this occures.

Agenesis of Corpus Callosum

Synonyms ACC Corpus Callosum, Agenesis Disorder Subdivisions Autosomal Recessive Inheritance ACC (e.g. Andermann syndrome) X-Linked Dominant Inheritance ACC (e.g. ARX) Acquired Form of ACC Aicardi Syndrome General Discussion Agenesis of corpus callosum (ACC) is a rare disorder that is present at birth (congenital). It is characterized by a partial or complete absence (agenesis) of an area of the brain that connects the two cerebral hemispheres. This part of the brain is normally composed of transverse fibers. The cause of agenesis of corpus callosum is usually not known, but it can be inherited as either an autosomal recessive trait or an X-linked dominant trait. It can also be caused by an infection or injury during the twelfth to the twenty-second week of pregnancy (intrauterine) leading to developmental disturbance of the fetal brain. Intrauterine exposure to alcohol (Fetal alcohol syndrome) can also result in ACC. In some cases mental retardation may result, but intelligence may be only
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