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Dandy Walker Variant Symptoms
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dandy walker variant prominent basal and convexity subarachnoid spaces third and lateral ventricles, what does this mean?
More to it.: Dandy Walker is a congenital syndrome with many abnormalities. Some of which are the shape of the fluid pathways around the brain. OFten tubes are needed for drainage because they are deformed and don't drain and pressure builds up on the brain (hydrocephalus). Cysts/deformities often occur and can cause mental problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My right eyelid blinks slower than my left eye. Just very slightly and barely noticeable with no other symptoms. Can this be a normal variant?
Yes: And it could be that you have not noticed it before now! ...Read more
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