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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 344-347

A rare case of giant occipital meningocele with Dandy Walker Syndrome: Can it grow bigger than this?


Department of Neurosurgery, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Guru Dutta Satyarthee
Neuroscience Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Room No. 714, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.199471

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Association of Dandy–Walker syndrome with occipital meningocele (OMC) is extremely rare and about thirty cases are reported till date in the Western literature. However, OMC is classified by Talamonti et al. into small, large, and giant categories with respective diameters were upto 5 cm in small, large with 5–9 cm, and giant with >9 cm. Usually the size of OMC progressively increases as raised intracranial pressure leads to compensatory cerebrospinal fluid escape into sac with the growth of children. Authors report an interesting case of an 18-month-old female child with extra-gigantic OMC, whose size was almost same since birth, representing the first case of its kind, who underwent successful surgical repair. Clinical presentation, radiological features, and surgical management options in literature are reviewed briefly for this rare disease association.






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