[Walter E. Dandy, U.S. neurosurgeon, 1886-1946; Arthur E. Walker, U.S. surgeon, 1907-1995]
A congenital brain malformation characterized by fourth ventricle (posterior fossa) cystic dilation, hydrocephalus, and improper formation of the cerebellar vermis.
Treatments sometimes include cyst drainage or ventriculoperitoneal shunting.
Nursing Central is an award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Complete Product Information.