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Medicine For 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
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 ...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
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
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
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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
Shunt.: Shunt of the cyst in the posterior brain fossa and or the lateral cerebral ventricles is usualy required. Antiepileptics for seizure control. 40% mortality in infancy; 35-50% normal intelligence; 25% associated with autosomal recessive genetic syndromes. ...Read more
Dandy Walker Syndrom: Yes, it can get worse. This is particularly true if the patient never got a shunt (or it stopped working) and the intracranial pressure increases. These patients have a broad range of neuro abnormalities so generalizations for a particular patient aren't much help, ...Read more
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
Cerebellar disorder: The dandy walker malformation is a defect of the outflow of fluid from the fourth ventricle of the brain. This can result in a large cyst, and can be associated with poor development of the cerebellum. Poor cerebellum function can result in poor muscle tone and poor balance that can be called hypotonia. This usually responds to therapy. Usually no surgery is necessary unless the cyst is severe. ...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
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.?
I am 15 weeks pregnant & doc diagnosed my baby with dandy walker syndrome and told me I should terminate, why?
I know it's been a: While since you submitted your question & received dr. Goldie's excellent response. It bothers me that your doctor told you what choice to make instead of sending you to a geneticist & a pediatric neurosurgeon so that you could make an informed decision. Whichever road you took (or take), I hope you're receiving counseling & support during this difficult time. ...Read more
Genetically sporadic: Unfortunately dandy walker syndrome is genetically sporadic, meaning there is no rhyme or reason for why it affects pregnancies. Fortunately, it is a disorder that can easily be diagnosed early while the fetus is in the womb such that parents know what to expect and if needed, can choose to terminate pregnancy. Sometimes associated with chromosomal abnormalities, warfarin use in the first tri. ...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
Yes: Seizures can be seen in people with dandy-walker malformation. Seizures are sudden changes in mental status, abnormal involuntary movements or behaviors that are due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Usually, seizures are not harmful, but can be if prolonged (like >20 minutes) or they interfere with breathing and oxygen being delivered to the brain. ...Read more
Hi this is Debra Walker and I wold love a second opinion on a drug cold citalopram I never have taken any drug for exciting. Thank U Debra Walker?
Citalopram: Debra, I have had very good results with this medication with my patients who use it for anxiety. It has very few side effects and those it does have go away quickly. It is important to know that it may take 3-6 weeks for it to start working and to give it time to work. It is also important to followup with your doctor as they have asked. Good luck, hope you feel better. ...Read more
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