"Corpal is a not-for-profit support group and charity run by parents, families and carers of children and adults who have agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) or Aicardi Syndrome (AS). The charity was established to provide support and information for parents and those affected by these conditions.
ACC is a rare neurological condition in which the corpus callosum, which links the two hemispheres of the brain, fails to develop, either fully or only partially. The effects of the condition are variable, ranging from normal development, through mild development delay to severe learning difficulties, epilepsy, visual impairment and delayed motor development."
Sorry to hear of your friends diagnosis, I have twins, one of which was diagnosed with severe ventriculomegaly (22cm), and delayed sulcation, she does have her corpus callosum though. Has your friend had a fetal mri or are they going from an ultrasound? We were also told to expect the worse, but so far (16 months) her development is fine, and the same as her twins. It's a nightmare situation though, particularly with the second baby to consider, my thoughts and prayers will be with your friend.
Hi I had a similar situation as twotimestwo, I also have twins they were both diagnosed with moderate ventricularmegaly and missing corpus callossum. I had appointments at the fetal medical centre, lots of ultrasounds and fetal MRI. We were told the worst case for their prognosis and survival at around 20 weeks. Thankfully the MRI showed the corpus callossum was present. At birth ultrasound showed only mild ventricularmegaly and both boys have developed normally and are happy healthy 4 year olds. Please reassure your friend to get to the best possible advice and treatment available, my best wishes are with you.