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Onset of Dandy-Walker Syndrome in Adult following Head Trauma: A .

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Title: Onset of Dandy-Walker Syndrome in Adult following Head Trauma: A .
Authors: Kaminogo, Makio / Ochi, Akira / Moroki, Jiro / Shibata, Shobu
Issue Date: 23-Jun-1999
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1999, 44(1-2), p.53-57
Abstract: Although head trauma is suggested to precipitate hydrocephalus in adult-onset Dandy Walker syndrome (DWS), the clear mechanism is not verified. A 56-year-old female recovered completely after evacuation of acute epidural hematoma until development of dementia 7 days after operation. At day 20, she underwent ventriculo-peritoneal shunting to treat progressive hydrocephalus and has been free from neurologic symptoms for 2 years. The serial CT examinations indicate that after head trauma without subarachnoid hemorrhage, hydrocephalus can develop in a case of previously silent DWS. Rapid changes of intracranial pressure in trauma may affect cerebrospinal fluid outflow through a DWS-related valve mechanism at the foramina of Luschka, which results in hydrocephalus.
Keywords: Dandy Walker syndrome / hydrocephalus / head / trauma / and adult
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16135
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 44, No. 1-2

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16135

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