Marsupialization thru commisurotomy

Paul L Pearson rambis at
Wed Aug 23 10:57:34 EST 1995

In <stephan-2208952133040001 at> stephan at (Stephan Anagnostaras) writes:

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

>> Administrador del Nodo (Postmaster at 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

Not to argue for or against, but not all marsupials have pouches.

Brazilian gray short-tailed opossum!

>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.


Paul L. "Pro" Pearson
President, Kurt Rambis Fan Club (unofficial)
Ames, IA Chapter

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