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What is the treatment for dandy-walker syndrome?

What is the treatment for dandy-walker syndrome?

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

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Dandy Walker Syndrome (Definition)

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


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Please explain dandy-walker syndrome to me?

Please explain dandy-walker syndrome to me?

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

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Dandy walker syndrome can it occur in adults?

Dandy walker syndrome can it occur in adults?

Dandy Walker: Dandy walker is almost always a congenital lesion, meaning present at birth. This disorder can remain asymptomatic in childhood and later become symptomatic as an adult but that is uncommon. ...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 kind of condition is dandy-walker syndrome?

What kind of condition is dandy-walker syndrome?

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

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How can I prevent a dandy walker syndrome before the next pregnency?

How can I prevent a dandy walker syndrome before the next pregnency?

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

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What is 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

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What is dandy- walker syndrome?

Congenital process: 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

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What is the dandy walker syndrome?

What is the dandy walker syndrome?

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

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What is dandy-walker syndrome like?

What is dandy-walker syndrome like?

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

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What is dandy-walker syndrome? What causes it?

What is dandy-walker syndrome? What causes it?

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

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What happens if I have dandy walker syndrome, can I get ssi?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Dandy Walker syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Dandy Walker syndrome?

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

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What is dandy-walker syndrome (also known as dandy-walker malf)?

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

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Can Dandy Walker Syndrome become worse in late adulthood when already diagnosis as an infant?

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

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How does hypotonia relate to dandy walker syndrome?

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

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How can I best treat dandy walker syndrome?

Dandy Walker: If the dandy walker is symptomatic the cyst can fenestrated or opened and sometimes a tube can be placed to divert the spinal fluid to another space such as the stomach. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anybody with dandy walker syndrome?

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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