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Ante-and postnatal evaluation of the Dandy-Walker syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3899357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In three cases an antenatal diagnosis of isolated Dandy-Walker cyst was made at 22-28 weeks of gestation by ultrasound examination. Biparietal growth and the relative severity of the anomaly remained constant, so that all cases could be safely delivered at term. Postnatally, the diagnosis was confirmed during the first days of life by ultrasound and computed tomography (CT). Early neonatal shunting procedures were performed. Dual shunts were inserted in all three cases, and mental and physical development were observed to be normal during a follow-up of from 1.5 to 4.5 years. Early antenatal diagnosis of Dandy-Walker cyst may improve the prognosis and reduce the mortality, which has been reported to be 30%-48%. Dual shunting of both the cyst in the posterior fossa and the lateral ventricles has proved to be a safe and reliable method during the neonatal period.
W Serlo; P Kirkinen; E Heikkinen; P Jouppila
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-21     Completed Date:  1985-11-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dandy-Walker Syndrome / diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis*
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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