agenesis of the corpus callosum

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agenesis of the corpus callosum
Glossaries - Disabilities
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A rare birth defect where there is a complete or partial absence of the nerve tract, located in the brain, known as the corpus callosum.

Symptoms include vision loss, low muscle tone, difficulty feeding, unusual facial and head features, difficulty sleeping, high tolerance to pain, hearing loss, seizures and chronic constipation.

Cognitive characteristics include problems reading facial expressions or voice tone, difficulty with problem-solving and complex tasks, lack of ability in assessing risk, difficulty understanding abstract concepts and difficulty understanding emotions.

ACC can also cause development delays with walking, speech, sitting and toilet training as well as difficulty with social and behaviour.

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