, Volume 51, Issue 5, pp 347–356 | Cite as

Effects of failed commissuration on the septum pellucidum and fornix: implications for fetal imaging

  • Paul D. Griffiths
  • Ruth Batty
  • Dan A. J. Connolly
  • Michael J. Reeves
Paediatric Neuroradiology


In the previous article, we considered the normal appearances of the midline stuctures of the brain as they appear on high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging. In this article, we discuss the effects of failed commissuration on the midline structures. We highlight some of the misconceptions of this process that may lead to misdiagnosis of agenesis of the corpus callosum in utero.


Magnetic resonance imaging Corpus callosum Septum pelucidum Fornix Failed commissuration 


Conflict of interest statement

We declare that we have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul D. Griffiths
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ruth Batty
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dan A. J. Connolly
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael J. Reeves
    • 1
  1. 1.Academic Unit of RadiologyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustSheffieldUK
  3. 3.Academic Unit of Radiology, C FloorRoyal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUK

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