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What is the treatment for Dandy-Walker syndrome?

Treatment for individuals with Dandy-Walker syndrome generally consists of treating the associated problems, if needed. A special tube to drain off excess fluid may be placed inside the skull. This will reduce intracranial pressure and help control swelling. Parents of children with Dandy-Walker Syndrome may benefit from genetic counseling if they intend to have more children.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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