Symptoms and Signs of Dandy Walker Syndrome
Dandy-Walker syndrome can appear dramatically or develop unnoticed. Symptoms often occur in early infancy.
- Slower motor development
- Progressive enlargement of the skull
Older children suffer symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. These include:
- Abnormal functioning of the cerebellum may occur
- Lack of muscle coordination
- Jerky movements of the eyes
Apart from the above features, the following findings may also occur:
- Increased head circumference
- Bulging at the back of the skull
- Problems with the nerves that control the eyes, face and neck
- Abnormal breathing patterns
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, "NINDS Dandy-Walker Syndrome Information Page
- Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th Ed.
- Volpe, Joseph, J.Neurology of the Newborn, 4th edition.
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