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Septo-Optic Dysplasia

Septo-Optic Dysplasia: Introduction

Septo-Optic Dysplasia: Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal development of the optic disk, pituitary deficiencies, and often agenesis ... more about Septo-Optic Dysplasia.

Septo-Optic Dysplasia: A rare birth defect characterized by impaired vision and pituitary deficiency. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Septo-Optic Dysplasia is available below.

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Causes of Septo-Optic Dysplasia

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Prognosis for Septo-Optic Dysplasia

Prognosis for Septo-Optic Dysplasia: fair to poor depending on treatment and severity

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Article Excerpts about Septo-Optic Dysplasia

Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal development of the optic disk, pituitary deficiencies, and often agenesis (absence) of the septum pellucidum (the part of the brain that separates the anterior horns or the lateral ventricles of the brain). (Source: excerpt from NINDS Septo-Optic Dysplasia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Septo-Optic Dysplasia:

A condition resulting from congenital malformations involving the brain. The syndrome of septo-optic dysplasia combines hypoplasia or agenesis of the SEPTUM PELLUCIDUM and the OPTIC NERVE. The extent of the abnormalities can vary. Septo-optic dysplasia is often associated with abnormalities of the hypothalamic and other diencephalic structures, and HYPOPITUITARISM. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Septo-Optic Dysplasia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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