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Follow-up for Dandy-Walker Syndrome in Children

Frequency of Office Visits

  • Initial postoperative visit: Patients are seen 1 week after discharge.
  • Typical hydrocephalus follow-up: Usual follow-up for shunt or fenestration procedures is usually sufficient.

Frequency of Imaging

  • Scan in hospital when fenestration done: In cases of fenestration, an initial scan is performed in the hospital to assess patency of the fenestration. Usually a CT scan is satisfactory, but MRI may be used.
  • 3 months for shunting: ‘If the patient is stable and doing well, the first postoperative scan is performed at 3 months.
  • Yearly: Yearly follow-up is recommended.

Other Investigations Required

  • None