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Dandy-Walker Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dandy-Walker Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.252.300
C10.228.140.602.500
C10.500.205
C16.131.666.205
Unique ID
D003616
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003616
Scope Note
A congenital abnormality of the central nervous system marked by failure of the midline structures of the cerebellum to develop, dilation of the fourth ventricle, and upward displacement of the transverse sinuses, tentorium, and torcula. Clinical features include occipital bossing, progressive head enlargement, bulging of anterior fontanelle, papilledema, ataxia, gait disturbances, nystagmus, and intellectual compromise. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp294-5)
Entry Term(s)
Dandy-Walker Complex
Dandy-Walker Cyst
Dandy-Walker Deformity
Dandy-Walker Malformation
Dandy-Walker Syndrome, Familial
Hydrocephalus, Internal, Dandy-Walker Type
Hydrocephalus, Noncommunicating, Dandy-Walker Type
Luschka-Magendie Foramina Atresia
NLM Classification #
WL 350
Previous Indexing
Cerebral Ventricles/abnormalities (1966-1969)
Hydrocephalus (1966-1969)
Public MeSH Note
1991; see HYDROCEPHALUS 1970-1990
History Note
1991(1970)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/01/20
Dandy-Walker Syndrome Preferred
Dandy-Walker Syndrome, Familial Narrower
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