What is the treatment of Absence of the Septum Pellucidum?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 27, 2011

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  • Septum pellucidum is a thin membrane in the brain.
  • The missing of membrane is called absence of septum pellucidum.
  • Prognosis depends on other abnormities.
  • It is a characteristic is noted with septo-optic dysplasia.

Absence of the SP alone is not a disorder but is instead a characteristic noted in children with septo-optic dysplasia. The thin membrane located at the middle of the brain is known as septum pellucidum (SP).


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Children who suffer from the absence of this membrane and have other abnormalities like pituitary deficiencies and abnormal development of optic disk have a disorder known as septo-optic dysplasia.


As mentioned, the absence of septum pellucidum alone does not qualify as a disorder. However, when it becomes a part of septo-optic dysplasia the prognosis may vary according to the presence and severity of associated symptoms.



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  • motherof220 Jul 2011

    Absence of the septum pellucidum can also be an isolated occurence in otherwise completely normal children. I would like to point this out as our boy, now 3 years, has no septum pellucidum but is otherwise fine.