Dandy-Walker Malformation: A Rare Association With Hypoparathyroidism

Çoban D., Akın M. A., Kurtoglu S., Öktem S., Yıkılmaz A.

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, vol.43, no.6, pp.439-441, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2010.06.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.439-441
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Dandy-Walker malformation is characterized by cystic dilatation of the fourth ventricle and an enlarged posterior cranial fossa with upward displacement of the tentorium, lateral sinuses, and torcular, with agenesis or hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis. Dandy-Walker malformation occurs in approximately the 4th week of gestation and is associated with various abnormalities involving the cardiac, skeletal, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal systems. The parathyroid gland also forms in the 3rd and 4th gestational weeks. Reported here is the case of a male infant with Dandy-Walker malformation with ventricular and atrial septal defect, unilateral renal agenesis, and hypoparathyroidism. To our knowledge, this rare association with neural crest events during the development of Dandy-Walker malformation has not been reported previously. Crown Copyright (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved