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Dandy-Walker Syndrome

Dandy-Walker Syndrome: Introduction

Dandy-Walker Syndrome: Dandy-Walker syndrome is a congenital brain malformation involving the fourth ventricle and cerebellum. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dandy-Walker Syndrome Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Dandy-Walker Syndrome.

Dandy-Walker Syndrome: A congenital brain malformation characterized by increased fluid in the brain. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dandy-Walker Syndrome is available below.

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Dandy-Walker Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Dandy-Walker Syndrome

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Prognosis for Dandy-Walker Syndrome

Prognosis for Dandy-Walker Syndrome: The prognosis for patients with Dandy-Walker syndrome is only moderately favorable, even when the hydrocephalus is treated early and correctly. The presence of multiple congenital defects may adversely affect survival. Prognosis for normal intellectual development is variable depending on the severity of the syndrome and associated malformations. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dandy-Walker Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Article Excerpts about Dandy-Walker Syndrome

Dandy-Walker syndrome is a congenital brain malformation involving the fourth ventricle and cerebellum. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dandy-Walker Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Dandy-Walker Syndrome:

A congenital abnormality of the central nervous system marked by failure of the midline structures of the cerebellum to develop, dilation of the fourth ventricle, and upward displacement of the transverse sinuses, tentorium, and torcula. Clinical features include occipital bossing, progressive head enlargement, bulging of anterior fontanelle, papilledema, ataxia, gait disturbances, nystagmus, and intellectual compromise. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp294-5) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Dandy-Walker Syndrome 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 Syndrome, or a subtype of Dandy-Walker Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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