Callosal agenesis

Philippe EVRARD Philippe_EVRARD at
Thu Apr 17 07:42:45 EST 1997

Paris, April 17, 1997

Dear Colleagues,
Dr. Pierre Gressens and I are reviewing ethical attitudes concerning
decisions made during prenatal life when callosal « agenesis » is diagnosed
by ultrasound. The main questions are:
- MRI in utero or not (after ultrasound) ?
- abortion or not ?
- if abortion, until which gestational age ?
- is the attitude different if « agenesis » is complete or partial and/or
accompanied by other abnormalities ?
On this particular issues the attitudes are quite varied in the medical
centers of Europe. This is the reason why we are putting this message on
our list.
Thank you for summarizing, either on the « list » or in a message to Pierre
Gressens or to myself, the attitudes adopted in your center.
With best regards.

Philippe EVRARD

e-mail addresses:

philippe_evrard at

gressens at

Philippe EVRARD
Professor and Chief of the Pediatric Neurology Service
Faculte de Medecine Xavier-Bichat (Universite de Paris VII)
Hopital Robert-Debre, 48  Boulevard Serurier, F-75019 PARIS, France

Telephones: 33.1.40 03 47 73 (office); 40 03 47 50 (secretary)
Fax: 33.1.40 03 47 74
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