What is agenesis of the corpus callosum?
The corpus callosum is a part of the brain. Its nerve fibers connect the two sides (cerebral hemispheres) of the brain. Agenesis of the corpus callosum is a birth defect that happens when this structure does not develop properly.
There is a broad range of outcomes for babies born with agenesis of the corpus callosum, ranging from essentially normal function in the mildest cases to a range of potential health and developmental problems as severity increases.
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