Dandy-Walker syndrome


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Dandy-Walker syndrome

 [dan´de-wawk´er]
congenital hydrocephalus due to obstruction of the foramina of Magendie and Luschka.
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Dan·dy-Walk·er syn·drome

(dan'dē wah'kĕr), [MIM*220200]
developmental anomaly of the fourth ventricle associated with atresia of the foramina of Luschka and Magendie that results in cerebellar hypoplasia, hydrocephalus, and posterior fossa cyst formation.
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Dan·dy-Walk·er syn·drome

(dan'dē waw'kĕr sin'drōm)
Developmental anomaly of the fourth ventricle associated with atresia of the foramina of Luschka and Magendie that results in cerebellar hypoplasia, hydrocephalus, and posterior fossa cyst formation.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Dandy,

Walter Edward, U.S. surgeon, 1886-1946.
Dandy ventriculostomy
Dandy clamp
Dandy forceps
Dandy hemostat
Dandy nerve hook
Dandy neurosurgical scissors
Dandy operation
Dandy suction tube
Dandy-Walker syndrome - developmental anomaly of the fourth ventricle associated with atresia of the foramina of Luschka and Magendie that results in cerebellar hypoplasia, hydrocephalus, and posterior fossa cyst formation.

Walker,

Arthur Earl, U.S. neurologist, 1907–
Dandy-Walker syndrome - see under Dandy
Walker tractotomy - a mesencephalic spinothalamic tractotomy.
Walker-Warburg syndrome - a congenital disorder, usually fatal before age one.
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'Evidence of human fetal risk exists, but benefits may outweigh risks in certain situations', (8) owing to concerns that it may cause birth defects of the central nervous system, based on animal data and four retrospective case reports, including one infant with Dandy-Walker syndrome. (9-12) The magnitude of risk with first-trimester exposure to efavirenz is unknown, and the four case reports may reflect background rates of birth defects.
The malformations included spina bifida, anencephaly, holoprosencephaly, Dandy-Walker syndrome, and a variety of cardiac defects.
(1) Other common cranial abnormalities associated with trisomy 13 are agenesis of the corpus callosum, Dandy-Walker syndrome and neural tube defects.
Lapointe has Dandy-Walker syndrome, a congenital brain malformation affecting his ability to think abstractly, as well as his eyesight, his hearing in both ears, and his balance.