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What is Absence of septum pellucidum?

What is Absence of septum pellucidum?

  • Absence of septum pellucidum: The absence of the thin membrane that separates the two halves of the brain. The defect itself is not a disorder but is usually observed as a characteristic of a condition called septo-optic dysplasia which also involves optic nerve and pituitary abnormalities.

Absence of septum pellucidum is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Absence of septum pellucidum, or a subtype of Absence of septum pellucidum, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Absence of septum pellucidum: Introduction

Types of Absence of septum pellucidum:

Broader types of Absence of septum pellucidum:

What causes Absence of septum pellucidum?

Causes of Absence of septum pellucidum: see causes of Absence of septum pellucidum

What are the symptoms of Absence of septum pellucidum?

Symptoms of Absence of septum pellucidum: see symptoms of Absence of septum pellucidum

Absence of septum pellucidum: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Absence of septum pellucidum.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Absence of septum pellucidum.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Absence of septum pellucidum: Medical Geneticist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Absence of septum pellucidum.
Treatments for Absence of septum pellucidum: see treatments for Absence of septum pellucidum

Name and Aliases of Absence of septum pellucidum

Main name of condition: Absence of septum pellucidum

Other names or spellings for Absence of septum pellucidum:

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Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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