Cingulate cortex aplasia and callosal dysgenesia combined with schizencephaly in a patient with chronic lying

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We report on a 19-year-old patient with a 4-year history of lying and cheating who presented neuropsychological abnormalities regarding attention deficits, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging scans revealed schizencephaly of the right central region, dysgenesia of the corpus callosum, a noneverted gyrus cinguli and hypoplasia of the left cerebellar hemisphere. Although the patient did not fulfill the diagnostic criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, we suggest that the patient's behavioral alteration could be related to the neuroanatomical alterations, especially the aplasia of the gyrus cinguli.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320.e11-320.e13
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


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  • Cerebellar hypoplasia, Chronic lying, Cingulum aplasia, Corpus callosum dysgenesia, Schizencephaly