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Head And Brain Malformations Dandy Walker Syndrome
Dandy Walker: Syndrome can be associated with fluid-filled cysts in certain parts of the brain, commonly the cerebellum. It's not mistaken for a brain cyst. There may be other structural abnormalities. Most people afflicted with Dandy Walker Syndrome have obvious neurologic and/or cognitive deficiencies starting in early childhood. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Left side head pain, not a migraine. Started yesterday, worse when I cough. Have dandy Walker syndrome too. ?
Varied: There are many different types of brain malformations, thus the symptom complex is varied. Some common symptoms are seizures, developmental delay, failure to thrive, language delay, blindness, etc. The list goes on and is dependent on the areas of the brain affected by the malformations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good health: Dandy walker malformation is rare and should not recur. Good health habits and daily folate (folic acid) are appropriate. A cyst may develop due to mal development of the foramina of the fourth ventricle. This can be looked for on fetal ultrasounds. It is usually mild at birth and can be managed easily. ...Read more
Team approach: Children with special needs and/or chronic conditions benefit from a team approach. Your child's team should consist of a general pediatrician to manage routine illnesses, well visits, vaccinations and coordination of care with specialists such as neurologists, therapists and possibly neurosurgery. ...Read more
Should women born severly premature(micro baby) get a MRI to rule out brain malformations before pregnancy? can i ask for one?
Premature infants: Routinely get cranial ultrasounds in the nursery after they are born. Before delivery, neurologic (brain) abnormalities can be identified on your routine prenatal ultrasounds. ...Read more
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