Abnormalities of the Corpus Callosum - Review Article
Author Sonila Pashaj, Eberhard Merz
ISSN 0973-614X
JournalTitle Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1535
Volume 11
Issue 4
Publishing Year 2017
Pages 288-293
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ABSTRACT

Presence or absence of the fetal corpus callosum plays an important role in prenatal counselling. With the recent development of 3D ultrasound technology, it is not only possible to demonstrate the corpus callosum precisely in the median plane but also to perform measurements of its different anatomical parts. This permits the diagnosis of hypoplasia and hyperplasia of the corpus callosum. Three-dimensional ultrasound enables even the unexperienced sonographer to take volumes of the fetal brain. Showing these volumes to experts in the field of neurosonography, corpus callosum pathologies can be detected via virtual examinations. Regarding all corpus callosum anomalies, hypo- and hyperplasia are the less reported corpus callosum abnormalities in the literature. Further investigations are necessary to predict the outcome of fetuses with corpus callosum pathologies.

Keywords: Agenesis, Corpus callosum, Fetus, Hyperplasia, Hypoplasia, Malformation, Partial agenesis, Ultrasound.

How to cite this article: Pashaj S, Merz E. Abnormalities of the Corpus Callosum. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2017;11(4):288-293.

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Conflict of interest: None

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