A case of Aicardi syndrome

Ikuo Koike, Masahiro Yamamoto, Takuji Sagawa, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Hironori Yamashita

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A girl infant was born after gestation of 36 weeks with birthweight of 1,812 g. Agenesis of corpus callosum was detected by computed tomography at 1 day of birth. She was examained ophthalmologically on day 37. The corneal diameter was 10 mm right and 8 mm left. The left eye was microphthalmaic. The optical media was clear. Coloboma of optic disc was found in the left eye. Both eyes showed chorioretinal lacunae suggestive of Aicardi syndrome. At 6 months of age, the baby developed infantile spasms. Electroencephalography showed hypsarrhythmia, leading to the diagnosis of Aicardi syndrome. This syndrome is a possibility when an infant shows microphthalmos, infantile spasm, or agenesis of corpus callosum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-974
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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