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Koro Secondary to a Tumour of the Corpus Callosum

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Rimona Durst*
albieh Psychiatric Hospital, affiliated to the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, POB 39, Jerusalem 91000, Israel
Paola Rosca-Rebaudengo
albieh Psychiatric Hospital, affiliated to the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, POB 39, Jerusalem 91000, Israel


The concurrent appearance of the koro syndrome and pathology of the central nervous system is quite rare. A case of a patient with a diagnosed tumour in the genu of the corpus callosum, who displayed typical koro symptoms, is presented. A short series of electroconvulsive shock treatments brought about resolution of the koro symptoms. Neurological investigation of all sporadic cases of koro is deemed necessary, to exclude cerebral involvement.

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