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Dandy-Walker variant

Dandy-Walker variant: Introduction

Dandy-Walker variant: A less severe form of a brain malformation called Dandy-Walker. The brain malformation involves the development of a cyst which may interfere with the drainage of cerebrospinal fluid and lead to hydrocephalus. Many patients don't have symptoms until adulthood or remain asymptomatic but some may be severely affected. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dandy-Walker variant is available below.

Symptoms of Dandy-Walker variant

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Dandy-Walker variant?

Dandy-Walker variant: Related Patient Stories

Dandy-Walker variant: Complications

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Causes of Dandy-Walker variant

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Less Common Symptoms of Dandy-Walker variant

Dandy-Walker variant: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Dandy-Walker variant

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms are...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple...read more »

Dandy-Walker variant: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Dandy-Walker variant: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Dandy-Walker variant

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Dandy-Walker variant: Animations

Research about Dandy-Walker variant

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Statistics for Dandy-Walker variant

Dandy-Walker variant: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Dandy-Walker variant:

Dandy-Walker variant is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Dandy-Walker variant, or a subtype of Dandy-Walker variant, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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