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What is Dandy-Walker variant?

What is Dandy-Walker variant?

  • 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.

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)

Dandy-Walker variant: Introduction

Types of Dandy-Walker variant:

Broader types of Dandy-Walker variant:

How serious is Dandy-Walker variant?

Complications of Dandy-Walker variant: see complications of Dandy-Walker variant

What causes Dandy-Walker variant?

Causes of Dandy-Walker variant: see causes of Dandy-Walker variant

What are the symptoms of Dandy-Walker variant?

Symptoms of Dandy-Walker variant: see symptoms of Dandy-Walker variant

Complications of Dandy-Walker variant: see complications of Dandy-Walker variant

Dandy-Walker variant: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Dandy-Walker variant.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Dandy-Walker variant.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Dandy-Walker variant: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Dandy-Walker variant.
Treatments for Dandy-Walker variant: see treatments for Dandy-Walker variant
Research for Dandy-Walker variant: see research for Dandy-Walker variant

Name and Aliases of Dandy-Walker variant

Main name of condition: Dandy-Walker variant

Other names or spellings for Dandy-Walker variant:

Hypoplasia of the cerebellar hemispheres and partial agenesis of the cerebellar vermis with normal communication between the fourth ventricle and arac

Hypoplasia of the cerebellar hemispheres and partial agenesis of the cerebellar vermis with normal communication between the fourth ventricle and arac
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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