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Encyclopedia > Genu of the corpus callosum
Brain: Genu of the corpus callosum
The fornix and corpus callosum from below. (Genu labeled at center top.)
Latin genu corporis callosi
Gray's subject #189 828
NeuroNames hier-176
Dorlands/Elsevier g_04/12389027

The anterior end of the corpus callosum is named the genu, and is bent downward and backward in front of the septum pellucidum; diminishing rapidly in thickness, it is prolonged backward under the name of the rostrum, which is connected below with the lamina terminalis. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... NeuroNames is a system of nomenclature for the brain and related structures. ... Elseviers logo. ... The corpus callosum is a structure in the mammalian brain that connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres. ... The septum pellucidum, also called the septum lucidum, is a thin, triangular, vertical membrane that separates the lateral ventricles of the brain. ...


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In the 18th century, the corpus callosum was considered the site of the soul (Maurice Ptito), and in the early 20th it was assigned the mere role of preventing the cerebral hemispheres from collapsing onto each other.
The corpus callosum is undoubtedly the most important commissure to connect the two hemispheres, not only by virtue of its size, but also due to the wealth of its neural connections.
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TheFetus.net - Agenesis of the corpus callosum -Gianluigi Pilu, MD (2758 words)
A lipoma in the anterior midline is associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum in 50% of cases.
Isolated agenesis of the corpus callosum may be either a completely asymptomatic event or revealed during the course of a neurologic examination by subtle deficits, such as inability to match stimuli using both hands or to discriminate differences in temperature, shape, and weight in objects placed in both hands.
Frequency of agenesis of the corpus callosum in the developmentally disabled population as determined by computerized tomography.
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