Marsupialization thru commisurotomy
k-mckenna at nwu.edu
Tue Aug 22 08:52:13 EST 1995
In article <380hf041 at neubio.sld.ar>, Postmaster at neubio.sld.ar
(Administrador del Nodo) wrote:
> Hello, all!
> The problem is naming the sole cut of
> the callosum, respecting indemnity of the an-
> terior and posterior commisures (so as to avoid a
> full split-brain). Naming it "marsupialization" could
> be of help?
In article <41bacs$i7q at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, sethbh at aol.com (Seth BH) wrote:
> Alright, I'll play the straight person. Why "marsupialization?" The term
> merely makes me think of pouches, lissencephaly and eucalyptus...
> Enlighten please.
Marsupials have no corpus callosum. However, I think (but I may be wrong)
that this reflects their highly undeveloped neocortex. So I don't think
that cutting the callosum in an animal with a well-developed neocortex is
analogous to "marsupializing" it. Seems like the appropriate term (but a
little unwieldy on the tongue) is callosotomy.
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