Clinical and radiologic spectrum of corpus callosum infarctions: clues to the etiology

J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jan;20(1):175-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.05.013. Epub 2012 Sep 23.


Infarctions of the corpus callosum are rare. The clinical picture varies from an acute onset to slow evolving symptoms, frequently with poor localizing signs; however, the location of the infarct in the callosum often correlates with a specific etiology. We describe three patients with varying degrees of callosal infarction, each corresponding to a particular etiology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Infarction / diagnosis*
  • Brain Infarction / etiology*
  • Corpus Callosum / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed