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Spontaneous periodic hypothermia with lipoma of the corpus callosum
  1. GD Summers,
  2. AC Young,
  3. RA Little,
  4. HB Stoner,
  5. WSTC Forbes,
  6. Rac Jones
  1. Department of Neurosciences, Salford Royal Hospital
  2. The MRC Trauma Unit, University of Manchester


    A patient with spontaneous periodic hypothermia who had both a lipoma and agenesis of the corpus callosum is described. Spontaneous periodic hypothermia associated with corpus callosum abnormalities is a distinct entity and although the mechanism underlying the hypothermic episodes is unexplained, the term “diencephalic autonomic epilepsy” does not seem appropriate.

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