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Dr. James Goodrich
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Dandy walker syndrome can it occur in adults?

Dandy walker syndrome can it occur in adults?

Dandy Walker: Dandy walker is almost always a congenital lesion, meaning present at birth. This disorder can remain asymptomatic in childhood and later become symptomatic as an adult but that is uncommon. ...Read more

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Dandy Walker Syndrome (Definition)

Dandy-Walker syndrome is a malformation of the base of the brain which blocks the normal flow of the fluid surrounding the brain. Symptoms include movement problems and seizures, and ...Read more


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How can I best treat dandy walker syndrome?

How can I best treat dandy walker syndrome?

Dandy Walker: If the dandy walker is symptomatic the cyst can fenestrated or opened and sometimes a tube can be placed to divert the spinal fluid to another space such as the stomach. ...Read more

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What is dandy walker syndrome?

What is dandy walker syndrome?

Congenital anomaly: Dandy walker is a congenital developmental abnormality of the cerebellum oftentimes including the development of a cyst in the cerebellum. Typically, persons with this have abnormalities in walking and clumsiness. ...Read more

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What happens if I have dandy walker syndrome, can I get ssi?

Hmmm: Your examination, your physical or mental limits, and the diagnosis for the cause of those limits determines how social support systems are utilized for those who need them. You don't get SSI for presenting a label. However, perhaps you would get it for being actually disabled from a defined illness. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dandy-walker syndrome?

What kind of condition is dandy-walker syndrome?

Rare disease: Is a congenital brain malformation involving the cerebellum and the fluid filled spaces around it. A key feature of this syndrome is the partial or even complete absence of the part of the brain located between the two cerebellar hemispheres.Genetically sporadic disorder that occurs one in every 25, 000 live births, mostly in females. ...Read more

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What exactly causes dandy walker syndrome? My cousin has this syndrome and i'd like to know more about it.

Dandy : Dandy walker syndrome is a complex anatomical birth defect that affects about 1 in every 30000 live births. It is named after the doctors who first described it. Symptoms may include delayed motor development (for example, a child that doesn't crawl at the right age or walk at the right age), bulging of the fontanelles, enlargement of the head, abnormal eye movements, and abnormal breathing patterns. The anatomical defect has several features. The first is the impaired development of part of the cerebellum (a part of the brain that seems to coordinate movements, among other things). The second is enlargement of the fourth ventricle (a fluid filled space in the lower, back part of the brain). The third is the enlargement of the posterior fossa (a part of the skull). Dandy walker syndrome is often accompanied by hydrocephalus (enlargement of the fluid-filled cavities in the brain that increases pressure inside the head), and other birth defects involving the brain, heart, and other body parts. The dandy walker birth defect probably starts very early in development, possibly as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy. Recent scientific research suggests that genetic mutations may contribute. However, it is probably safe to say that no one knows exactly why people get dandy walker malformation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Please explain dandy-walker syndrome to me?

See below: Dandy–walker syndrome (dws), or dandy–walker complex, is a congenital brain malformation involving the cerebellum and the fluid filled spaces around it. A key feature of this syndrome is the partial or even complete absence of the part of the brain located between the two cerebellar hemispheres. ...Read more

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What is dandy-walker syndrome like?

What is dandy-walker syndrome like?

Brain Disorder: Dandy-walker syndrome is a neurological condition that occurs when part of the brain (the cerebellum) does not properly develop. This part of the brain helps to control movements as well as reflexes and perhaps some reflexive emotional responses as well. It can exist in mild to severe forms. For more info see http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/dandywalker/dandywalker.Htm. ...Read more

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