[Corpus callosum disconnection syndromes and functional organization or the corpus callosum in adults]

Neurochirurgie. 1998 May;44(1 Suppl):102-9.
[Article in French]


Knowledge concerning the role of the corpus callosum derives from the study of patients with lesions of spontaneous or surgical origin. Three major aspects are defined: interhemispheric elementary transfer of symmetrically organized messages, complex transfer of asymmetrically organized information, interhemispheric transfer and complex behaviors. Symptoms are both complex and rather limited; they can be missed if they are not specifically searched for.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Agenesis of Corpus Callosum*
  • Corpus Callosum / anatomy & histology*
  • Corpus Callosum / surgery
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans