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Dandy Walker Variant Symptoms
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
Dandy Walker: Is a sporadic congenital brain malformation, with incidence of 1 in every 30, 000 live births. ...Read more
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 more
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 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?
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
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
Had report of adrenal hyperplasia on CT urogram. All labs BP, normal. No symptoms. Is this a normal variant? Male age 62 ideal body weight.
Here are some...: Most likely, the reported finding on CT Urogram is merely incidental and carries no clinical importance. As a F/U for a peace of mind, repeating a CT in a year is reasonable. Of course, the most logical timing of F/U should be deduced by working closely with your treating doc since she/he surely knows more pertinent information about you. ...Read more
How can I tell if I really have an allergic reaction, and not a variant of the herpes virus? I have had a sore throat for a few days, and began breaking out with chickenpox like symptoms, with blisters starting on my scalp, spreading all over to my face,
This definitely sounds like it could have been a herpes outbreak as opposed to an allergic reaction. There are two types of herpes viruses (1 and 2). In the past type 1 was associated with cold sores and type 2 with genital herpes. Now it has been proven that both types can be found in either location. A quick way for you to know if you have been exposed to the herpes virus is by requesting a blood tests that checks for antibodies to both types of herpes. If the test comes back positive for either type then you can assume that you may have had an outbreak, and it if happens again see your doctor at the onset of symptoms and request treatment for herpes.
Best of luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dandy Walker syndrom: This syndrome refers to a lack of development in the part of the brain called the cerebellum, an area called the vermis. On mr this is a lack of or "agenesis" of the vermis. ...Read more
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
Congenital d/o: The Dandy-Walker Syndrome involves a rare congenital malformation that affects the cerebellum and fourth ventricle. Sign and symptoms may be apparent at birth or develop within the 1st year. They include: excess brain fluid (hydrocephalus), increased cranial size, delay of motor skills development, partial paralysis of limbs, and seizures. Also visual motor learning disabilities & vision probs. ...Read more
Congenital defect: Drs dandy and walker described a brain defect in children that caused a cystic enlargement of the fourth ventricle due to lack of development of drainage holes that normally drain spinal fluid out of the fourth ventricle. This often causes large head, problems with balance, problems with learning, and seizures. Surgery relieves pressure but does not cure the defect. ...Read more
Yes: People with dandy walker often live into adulthood. ...Read more
What exactly causes dandy walker syndrome? My cousin has this syndrome and i'd like to know more about it.
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
The mfm thinks my baby might have dandy walker. I really need someone to explain it to me. I am really confused.?
Brain problem: This is a brain malformation that can be quite serious. It involves extra fluid in the back of the brain. This fluid can cause pressure and impede the growth of the rest of the brain during development. Many babies may need surgery after birth to re-route the extra fluid to avoid further problems. Follow your mfm's advice for close monitoring. ...Read more
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