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Agenesis of the corpus callosum

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Other Names for this Disease

  • Corpus callosum agenesis
  • Da silva syndrome
  • Mental retardation hypoplastic corpus callosum preauricular tag
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How common is corpus callosum agenesis? How many people in the United States have this diagnosis? What is the average lifespan for people with this diagnosis?

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How common is agenesis of the corpus callosum?

Agenesis of the corpus callosum is estimated to occur in 1 to 14 out of every 2,000 individuals.[1] 
Last updated: 9/23/2014

What is the average lifespan for people with agenesis of the corpus callosum?

The life expectancy for someone with agenesis of the corpus callosum depends on the presence of other abnormalities. This condition does not cause death in the majority of children.[2]
Last updated: 9/23/2014

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Corpus callosum agenesis
  • Da silva syndrome
  • Mental retardation hypoplastic corpus callosum preauricular tag
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.