What is Absence of the Septum Pellucidum

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 16, 2017
Quick Bites

  • 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

What is Absence of the Septum Pellucidum?

The thin membrane located at the middle of the brain is known as septum pellucidum (SP). 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.

Treatment for Absence of Septum Pellucidum

The absence of septum pellucidum alone is not a disorder but, it is a characteristic noted in children with septo-optic dysplasia.

Prognosis for Absence of Septum Pellucidum

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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