Corpus callosum: Normal imaging appearance, variants and pathologic conditions


  • B Battal MD; M Kocaoglu MD; V Akgun MD; N Bulakbasi MD; C Tayfun MD.

  • Conflict of interest: None of the authors has any conflict of interest, financial or otherwise.

Dr Bilal Battal, Gulhane Military Medical School, Department of Radiology, 06018, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.


Various types of lesions can occur within the corpus callosum (CC) which is a white matter tract communicating corresponding regions of the cerebral hemispheres. Magnetic resonance imaging is the modality of choice for the evaluation of the CC. In addition, diffusion weighted imaging and diffusion tensor imaging can provide additional information about the CC. The aim of this study is to illustrate the imaging features of the corpus callosum and its pathologies.