Gender differences in the corpus callosum of neonates

Seung Jun Hwang, Eun Kyung Ji, Eun Kyung Lee, Yong Min Kim, Da Young Shin, Young Hyuck Cheon, Im Joo Rhyu

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Abstract

The gender difference of corpus callosum is a long standing controversy. Some investigators have reported that adult females have a more bulbous splenium and larger area relative to brain size, but others failed to replicate this. Few studies have reported on sexual dimorphism during development. Midsagittal ultrasonographs were obtained through the anterior fontanelle of healthy Korean neonates (100 males, 100 females) and were analyzed with NIH Image. The total area of corpus callosum and sub-regions of corpus callosum showed no gender differences. However, the male corpus callosum had significantly more height than that of the female whereas there was no difference in width of the corpus callosum. The estimated average thickness of corpus callosum was greater in the female splenium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1032
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroReport
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 29

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Keywords

  • Corpus callosum
  • Dimorphism
  • Gender
  • Neonate
  • Ultrasonograph

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Hwang, S. J., Ji, E. K., Lee, E. K., Kim, Y. M., Shin, D. Y., Cheon, Y. H., & Rhyu, I. J. (2004). Gender differences in the corpus callosum of neonates. NeuroReport, 15(6), 1029-1032. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001756-200404290-00019

Gender differences in the corpus callosum of neonates. / Hwang, Seung Jun; Ji, Eun Kyung; Lee, Eun Kyung; Kim, Yong Min; Shin, Da Young; Cheon, Young Hyuck; Rhyu, Im Joo.

In: NeuroReport, Vol. 15, No. 6, 29.04.2004, p. 1029-1032.

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Hwang, SJ, Ji, EK, Lee, EK, Kim, YM, Shin, DY, Cheon, YH & Rhyu, IJ 2004, 'Gender differences in the corpus callosum of neonates', NeuroReport, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1029-1032. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001756-200404290-00019
Hwang SJ, Ji EK, Lee EK, Kim YM, Shin DY, Cheon YH et al. Gender differences in the corpus callosum of neonates. NeuroReport. 2004 Apr 29;15(6):1029-1032. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001756-200404290-00019
Hwang, Seung Jun ; Ji, Eun Kyung ; Lee, Eun Kyung ; Kim, Yong Min ; Shin, Da Young ; Cheon, Young Hyuck ; Rhyu, Im Joo. / Gender differences in the corpus callosum of neonates. In: NeuroReport. 2004 ; Vol. 15, No. 6. pp. 1029-1032.
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