Basic Summary for Dandy-Walker Syndrome


Main name of condition: Dandy-Walker Syndrome

What is Dandy-Walker Syndrome?
  Brief description of Dandy-Walker Syndrome: Rare brain birth defect.
  Parent types of Dandy-Walker Syndrome: Congenital conditions, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Dandy-Walker Syndrome: brain
How serious is Dandy-Walker Syndrome?
  Prognosis of 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. 1
What causes Dandy-Walker Syndrome?
  Class of Condition for Dandy-Walker Syndrome: congen.defect
What are the symptoms of Dandy-Walker Syndrome?
  Symptoms of Dandy-Walker Syndrome: see symptoms of Dandy-Walker Syndrome
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Dandy-Walker Syndrome: see treatments for Dandy-Walker Syndrome

1. excerpt from NINDS Dandy-Walker Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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