A DCC can present as an isolated issue or as part of other brain problems or physical or medical conditions. It can also be a part of a syndrome ( a group of congenital abnormalities).
Individuals who has an isolated DCC may be physically healthy and have normal intelligence but can have problems with cognitive (the ability to think, process and understand) and social skills.
Other Individuals the DCC is just part of other Brain Abnormalities. Some of the other issue can include
Hydrocephalus – excess fluid in the brain
Colpocephaly – abnormal growth in the occipital horns of the brain
Cerebral Palsy – condition that primarily affects movement
Absent Septum Pellucidum – missing a thin membrane located at the midline of the brain
Arnold-Chiari malformations – structural defects in the cerebellum
Holeprosencephally – failure of the forebrain to divide into lobes
Some individuals the Disorder of the Corpus Callosum is part of a wider Syndrome. There are a number of syndromes that are often associated with DCC including Aicardi syndrome, Andermann syndrome, Shapiro Syndrome, Acrocallosal syndrome, Septo-Optic dysplasia, Mowat-Wilson syndrome and Menkes syndrome.
Other issues reported by DCC parents:
- Chromosome deletions
- Genetic Syndromes. While some have found an answer with testing and discussions with a Geneticist, a lot of our DCCers have a number of issue that could be part of a syndrome but a named one is not found. These are our SWAN’s ( Syndrome without a name)
- Other Brain abnormalities
- Hearing Problems
- Vision Problems including Duanes syndrome, Nystagmus, Septo Optic Dyspasia
- Austism, Aspergers or ASD like symptoms.
- Bowel or Rectal Problems
- Heart Disorders
- Kidney issues
- Developmental delays
- Speech and Language issues.