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Correspondence: Dr. Jeannie Visootsak, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, 2165 N. Decatur Rd, 30030, Decatur, GA, USA. Tel.: +1 404 778 8590; Jvisoot@emory.edu



  • Down syndrome
  • Dandy-Walker syndrome
  • developmental outcomes

Developmental outcomes of Down syndrome and Dandy-Walker malformation


Journal Title:

Journal of Pediatric Neurology


Volume 9, Number 3


, Pages 405-408

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


Dandy-Walker syndrome (DWS), or Dandy-Walker complex, is a congenital brain malformation of the posterior fossa, typically resulting in developmental delay and cognitive disability. The co-occurrence of Down syndrome (DS) and DWS is relatively uncommon; thus, its impact on developmental outcomes has not been fully elucidated. Herein, we report a case of a 37-month-old child with DS and DWS, who is functioning at the following age-equivalent: gross motor at a 9-mo level, fine motor 6 mo, expressive language 14 mo, receptive language 9 mo. As such, it is important to determine how the DWS influences developmental outcomes, and appreciate the importance of early interventional therapy.

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