Prognosis of Dandy-Walker Syndrome


About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Dandy-Walker Syndrome usually refers to the likely outcome of Dandy-Walker Syndrome. The prognosis of Dandy-Walker Syndrome may include the duration of Dandy-Walker Syndrome, chances of complications of Dandy-Walker Syndrome, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Dandy-Walker Syndrome, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Dandy-Walker Syndrome. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for 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

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

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