Dandy-Walker syndrome is a genetic disease caused by malformation of the cerebellum or excessive amounts of fluid accumulating in and around the brain. Dandy-Walker syndrome occurs 1 in every 30,000 births. Symptoms often occur in infants and include slow motor development, problems with the nerves that control a person’s eyes, face, and neck, irritability, vomiting, convulsions, and enlargement of the skull. Dandy-Walker syndrome can be detected prenatally using ultrasound, if this is the case amniocentesis can be offered. If Dandy Walker Syndrome is diagnosed later then a special tube, called a shunt, can be placed in the skull to reduce swelling; an alternative to a shunt is a surgical treatment called Endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Treatment may also include various therapies such as speech therapy or occupational therapy.
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Dandy-walker Syndrome is also known as dandy-walker syndrome, hydrocephalus, noncommunicating, dandy-walker type, atresia of foramina of magendie and luschka, hydrocephalus, internal, dandy-walker type, atresia of foramina of magendie + luschka, luschka-magendie foramina atresia, dandy-walker syndrome (disorder), dandy - walker syndrome, hydrocephalus.