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Doctor insights on: Dandy Walker Variant Symptoms

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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?

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 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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What are the symptoms of dandy-walker syndrome?

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 are the symptoms of cough variant asthma?

What are the symptoms of cough variant asthma?

Cough: Cough and not shortness of breath or wheezing is the primary symptom. The lung function test is often normal but the patient usually responds well to anti-asthma drugs. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drugs will treat symptoms associated with cough variant asthma?

What over-the-counter drugs will treat symptoms associated with cough variant asthma?

None: You need to see your doctor regarding this. Many people with cough-variant asthma actually needs a controller drug such as low-dose inhaled steroid or singulair (montelukast) to control the cough. Cough medicine is not recommended. ...Read more

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