Agenesis of Corpus Callosum and Frontotemporal Dementia: A Casual Finding?

Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Letteria Spadaro, Angela Marra, Tina Balletta, Simona Cammaroto, Placido Bramanti

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Abstract

Agenesis of corpus callosum (AgCC) is a congenital malformation characterized by total or partial absence of corpus callosum with a good neuropsychological profile. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the third most common cause of cortical dementia, and it is characterized by alterations in personality and social relationship, often associated with deficits in attention, abstraction, planning, and problem solving. Herein, we report a case of a 73-year-old woman presenting with FTD associated with primary AgCC. The possible "causal or casual" relationship between these 2 different conditions should be investigated in large prospective studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-379
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 4 2015

Keywords

  • agenesis
  • aging
  • corpus callosum
  • dementia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology

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