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Dandy-Walker complex


Other Names for this Disease

  • Dandy-Walker syndrome or malformation (type of DW complex)
  • Dandy-Walker variant (type of DW complex)
  • DW complex
  • Mega cisterna magna (type of DW complex)
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  • My husband was diagnosed with Dandy Walker variant at the age of 50. His brain surgeon placed a shunt. We have three children of adult age. Should they be concerned that this can be passed on? He went his whole life not knowing he had Dandy Walker till problems neurologically started happening and was in critical condition. How long can a person live with this once shunted and can our children be concerned that this is passed on? Click here for answer

  • What is the life expectancy of someone with Dandy-Walker complex? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Dandy-Walker syndrome or malformation (type of DW complex)
  • Dandy-Walker variant (type of DW complex)
  • DW complex
  • Mega cisterna magna (type of DW complex)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.