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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2019, 24(1): 141-149 Back to browse issues page
The child with Dandy Walker syndrome: report of a rare case
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Background and aim: Dandy Walker syndrome is a rare congenital disorder which shows a wide range of symptoms due to intracranial abnormalities Which is usually not diagnosed at birth, and the most important disorder in this disorder is the fourth ventricle of the brain and it is associated with a high incidence of disability and mental retardation. The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence, clinical protests, prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment of babies with Dandy Walker syndrome.
Case: The baby is a 7-yaer-old boy with Dandy Walker Syndrome . And the child is the first child of the family. Parent have no familial relationship and the parents of the child are not suffering from anomalies or chronic illness. The mother before or during pregnancy did not have an infection or kidney disease and no hypertention. And drug did not use her during pregnancy. In the baby's birth exam: weighs 2200 grams, height 43 cm, and head circumference 28, all of which are below 100%. In the 32nd week of gestation, due to microscopic sonography, the magnitude of the posterior cavity of the brain and the heart problem were diagnosed beyond the gestational age for legal abortion. Child suffering from seizures, hypotonia, and microcephaly and the large posterior fossa brain and heart problem were diagnosed by Ultrasound Microcephaly prior to birth and at the present the baby is suffering from mental retardation, movement problems, and growth disorders and is under  the treatment with medication to control the seizures.
Conclusion: Dandy Walker's syndrome is a fetal abnormality that can occur without a family relationship and family history, and if diagnosed late in embryonic screening, a child is born that has suffered from physical, mental and mental disabilities for years, and there is no definitive treatment for it. Therefore, ultrasound screening of the exact embryo in pregnant mothers without risk factors for fetal abnormalities is recommended.

Keywords: Key Words: Dandy Walker syndrome, hydrocephalus. Microcephalus
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/03/6 | Accepted: 2019/03/6 | Published: 2019/03/6
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The child with Dandy Walker syndrome: report of a rare case. Armaghane danesh. 2019; 24 (1) :141-149
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