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Doctor insights on: Dandy Walker Variant Prognosis

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I was told I have dandy walker variant what does this mean?

I was told I have dandy walker variant what does this mean?

Dandy Walker variant: Not enough room here to go into detail. I would just discuss with you health team as they know you best. You can also go to uptodate. Com for help. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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How rare is it to get diagnosed with dandy-walker variant as a child?

How rare is it to get diagnosed with dandy-walker variant as a child?

Dandy Walker: Is a sporadic congenital brain malformation, with incidence of 1 in every 30, 000 live births. ...Read more

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Why would a doc say that my daughters baby had a dandy walker variant but it was normal and baby is healthy?

Why would a doc say that my daughters baby had a dandy walker variant but it was normal and baby is healthy?

See below: Dandy walker variant is less severe than then the "malformation." a wide range of symptoms/outcomes are seen since the 4th ventricle is mildly enlarged along with the post. Fossa. Usually 25% can have hydrocephalus, but CNS variances are uncommon. Close follow up with your pediatrician in monitoring growth of head, & overall progress in development is needed. ...Read more

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Walkerwhy would a doc say that my dauggtdaughters baby had a dandy walker variant but it was normal and baby is healthy?

Walkerwhy would a doc say that my dauggtdaughters baby had a dandy walker variant but it was normal and baby is healthy?

It's the mildest of: The 3 types of dandy-walker, but it does mean that fetal brain development was not " normal.". Before fetal ultrasounds it was often missed until/unless the affected person had a learning disability or other symptoms. Gently suggest to your daughter that she request review of the fus by a pediatric neurosurgeon & referral to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist & a prenatal genetic counselor. ...Read more

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What to do if my son was diagnosed with dandy walker variant at our 20 week ultrasound. Has anyone heard of this syndrome?

What to do if my son was diagnosed with dandy walker variant at our 20 week ultrasound. Has anyone heard of this syndrome?

Dandy-Walker fetus: Dandy-Walker is a congenital disorder of the 4th ventricle, which is replaced by a large cystic mass. A prenatal consultation with a geneticist may be helpful for you and your family. Here is a link for more information about Dandy Walker:

http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/dandy-walker-syndrome ...Read more

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Dandy walker variant prominent basal and convexity subarachnoid spaces third and lateral ventricles, what does this mean?

Dandy walker variant prominent basal and convexity subarachnoid spaces third and lateral ventricles, what does this mean?

Brain anatomy: You (I assume it's you) have a congenital anomaly in the posterior cranial fossa where the hindmost part of the brain connects the spinal cord with the rest of the brain. Usually it's incidental i.e. causes no symptoms. In neurology 1 picture is worth 1000 words. Ask to see the MRI images & go over them with your neurologist. You have a right to an explanation in terms you understand. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with dandy walker variant - can this cause me to have mood swings even to point of depression/bipolar disorder? I feel like I do.

I am diagnosed with dandy walker variant - can this cause me to have mood swings even to point of depression/bipolar disorder? I feel like I do.

Unlikely: I believe you are referring to a cyst in the cerebellum. In severe cases, usually in children, there are problems with muscle movement, coordination. Mood disorder, such as depression/bipolar, is not thought to be caused by the cerebellar malformation in dandy walker syndrome. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in the prognosis for typical and eosinophilic variant of chromophobe renal cancer?

Is there a difference in the prognosis for typical and eosinophilic variant of chromophobe renal cancer?

Yes: Chromophobe renal cell carcinomas are classified into typical and eosinophilic variants depending on the predominant cell type. The evcrcc is not as common as the typical variant and is likely to be mistaken for oncocytoma because of the predominance of type I cells and hence the significance. The eosinophilic variant has been reported to have a better prognosis than typical variant. ...Read more

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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 is dandy- walker syndrome?

What is dandy- walker syndrome?

Congenital process: This is a congenital process that involves maldevelopment of structures at the back part of the brain associated with enlargement of fluid spaces in that region. The link below is for a quick synopsis at the nih website:
http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/dandywalker/dandywalker. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the dandy walker syndrome?

What is the dandy walker syndrome?

Congenital defect: Dandy Walker is a congenital abnormality affecting the development of a part of the brain called the cerebellum. Patients affected with this condition typically have an enlarged fourth ventricle and absence of the cerebellar vermis. This can lead to problems with coordination and balance. The condition is also associated with buildup of pressure on the brain in some cases. ...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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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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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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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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What is dandy-walker syndrome? What causes it?

What is dandy-walker syndrome? What causes it?

Dandy Walker: Is a sporadic congenital brain malformation, with incidence of 1 in every 30, 000 live births. It affects development of the Cerebellum, leading t problems with movements & coordination & intellect, some may have stiffness & paralysis of lower limbs, seizures, problems with vision or hearing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dandy-walker syndrome?

Multiple: Slow motor development, lack of coordination, unsteadiness when moving, headaches, vomiting, etc. This condition can exist in mild, moderate, or severe forms depending on the degree of damage to the cerebellum (the part of the brain involved in this syndrome) for more information visit http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/dandywalker/dandywalker. Htm. ...Read more

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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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