Asymptomatic Dandy Walker malformation in an elderly male with acute haemorrhagic stroke – a case report

Authors

  • Areeba Minhaj Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Marium Minhaj Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Osama Farooqui Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4386-1970
  • Muhammad Wahdan Naseeb Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Muhammad Saad Department of Neurosurgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shaheen Bhatty Dow Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.7379

Abstract

Dandy-Walker Malformation (DWM) is a rare congenital anomaly of the posterior cranial fossa. Features of DWM include hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis, enlargement of the posterior fossa, and cystic dilatation of the fourth ventricle. MRI is the modality to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is usually symptomatic and required when signs of hydrocephalus develop. Rare cases of asymptomatic DWM diagnosed incidentally are reported in literature. We report a case of DWM in a 60-year-old male who presented with haemorrhagic stroke and was later found to have DWM on brain imaging.

Keywords: Dandy-Walker Malformation, Haemorrhagic Stroke.

Author Biographies

Hafiz Muhammad Saad, Department of Neurosurgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Department of Neurosurgery

Shaheen Bhatty, Dow Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Medical Unit 1, Head of Department

Published

2023-06-15

How to Cite

Minhaj, A., Minhaj, M., Farooqui, M. O., Naseeb, M. W., Hafiz Muhammad Saad, & Shaheen Bhatty. (2023). Asymptomatic Dandy Walker malformation in an elderly male with acute haemorrhagic stroke – a case report. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(7), 1536–1538. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.7379

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Section

Case Report