Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3062
YANES CALDERON, Margeris; ROJAS GONZALEZ, Regla María e CASTILLO BATISTA, Mayelín. Prenatal diagnosis of the classic Dandy-Walker's syndrome. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.1, pp. 110-116. ISSN 1561-3062.
Around one by each 1 000 newborns has some type of encephalic skull alteration accounting for the 15 % of all the malformations. The Dandy-Walker syndrome is the disorder spectrum, resulting from an anomalous cerebellum development associated with an alteration in the four ventricle development. It is an uncommon congenital malformation. Authors try to emphasize on the significance of the ultrasonography in the early diagnosis of congenital malformations at medical care primary level. Authors present the US prenatal diagnosis of a patient that at 20 weeks of pregnancy with fetal echo-lucid images located at cerebellum level, fourth ventricle and ventricular atrium arousing immediate suspect of Dandy-Walker diagnosis without other alterations present at this pregnancy stage. With a previous genetic advice, couple took the decision of end the pregnancy. This case was confirmed by a pathologic anatomy study without other associated malformation.
Palavras-chave : Classic Dandy-Walker syndrome; prenatal diagnosis.