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Case Report on: Dandy Walker Malformation Syndrome

, Prerana Sakharwade, Sonali Kolhekar, Pooja Kasturkar, Shital Sakharkar

Abstract: Introduction: Dandy Walker Syndrome is a congenital brain malformation that affects the cerebellum and the fluid filled areas that accompany it. The cerebellum is a part of the brain that deals with movement coordination as well as cognition and behavior. Case Presentation: The male patient 8 year old who was apparently admitted in A.V.B.R.H on 18/8/2019 is diagnosed with a known case of dandy walker malformation and came with the complaints of headache since 4 days, fever since 3 days, vomiting since 5 days and 3 episodes of seizures. All the necessary blood investigations has been done. The CT scan as well as MRI reports has shown that large posterior fossa cyst with open communication with fourth ventricle with hypoplastic left cerebellar hemisphere and no visualized cerebellar vermis. Before taking this case, information was given to the patients and their relatives and Informed consent was obtained from patient as well as relatives. Therapeutic Intervention: The patient was treated with NSAIDS, antibiotics, anticonvulsant, antiemetic and antacid and physical therapy to help keep muscle strength and flexibility The patient underwent VP shunt head circumference assessed regularly, vital signs hourly, provided vitamins enriched diet as per dietician’s order assisted dressing for drainage and physical therapy. Conclusion: The patient was admitted in A.V.B.R.H in a critical condition with the diagnosis of dandy walker syndrome, after providing the required treatment by the health care team members of hospital the patient condition was improved and satisfactory.
Keywords: behavior / treatment / malformation / Dandy Walker Syndrome / days

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