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Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2013 Oct;23(4):321-32. doi: 10.4103/0971-3026.125604.

MRI evaluation of pathologies affecting the corpus callosum: A pictorial essay.

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Bharati Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

The corpus callosum is a midline cerebral structure and has a unique embryological development pattern. In this article, we describe the pathophysiology and present imaging findings of various typical/atypical conditions affecting the corpus callosum. Since many of these pathologies have characteristic appearances on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and their therapeutic approaches are poles apart, ranging from medical to surgical, the neuroradiologist should be well aware of them.

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Corpus callosum; magnetic resonance imaging; pictorial essay

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