Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
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HALLAK, Jaime Eduardo Cecilio et al. Total agenesis of the corpus callosum in a patient with childhood-onset schizophrenia. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2007, vol.65, n.4b, pp. 1216-1219. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2007000700024.
The hypothesis that schizophrenia involves aberrant inter-hemispheric communication has a long pedigree, however its precise role remains unclear. We therefore report the case of a total agenesis of the corpus callosum in a 21-year-old man with childhood-onset schizophrenia. The presence of schizophrenia with very early onset on absence of corpus callosum offers an opportunity to examine neurodevelopmental model and theories regarding to interhemispheric communication in the pathogenesis of psychosis.
Keywords : schizophrenia; corpus callosum; agenesis.