Dandy–Walker syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Osadchiy Anton


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Patient Data

Age: 51 years old
Gender: Female

Dandy–Walker syndrome (DWS)

Partial hypoplasia of the cerebellar hemispheres and the worm. Marked expansion of the ventricles of the brain, reducing the volume of the substance of the brain, hypoplasia of the corpus callosum.

Case Discussion

Dandy-Walker syndrome is a congenital genetic abnormality of the brain. Manifest extension of the fourth ventricle, partial aplasia of the cerebellar vermis with the advent of hypertensive hydrocephalus and posterior fossa cyst.

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Case information

rID: 33509
Published: 20th Jan 2015
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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