Marsupialization thru commisurotomy

Stephan Anagnostaras stephan at psych.ucla.edu
Tue Aug 22 23:30:10 EST 1995


In article <41cqq7$7ot at cmcl2.NYU.EDU>, rubinsnk at is2.nyu.edu (Kalman
Rubinson) wrote:

> Administrador del Nodo (Postmaster at neubio.sld.ar) 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? 
> 
> Only if it made the patient lissencephalic to boot.
> 
> Kal

Does one grow a pouch after a commisurotomy? These patients have a lot
of legitimate names, but marsupialization would just be silly; they have
nothing to do with marsupials; indeed, marsupials probably have pretty
good interhemispheric transfer, just like humans who are born without
a corpus callosum (agenesis). The full syndrome arises only when the CC is
ablated in adulthood (or at least late in development); so marsupialization
is probably especially inappropriate.

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STEPHAN ANAGNOSTARAS                   UCLA BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
STEPHAN at PSYCH.UCLA.EDU



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