Seizure and unilateral facial nerve paralysis in a newborn with Dandy-Walker malformation – A case report

  • Subhajit Bhakta Department of Pediatric Medicine, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkatta,
  • S Pal Department of Pediatric Medicine, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkatta,
  • A Chatterjee Department of Pediatric Medicine,Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkatta
  • A Pan Department of Pediatric Medicine,College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur
Keywords: Dandy-Walker, malformation, seizure, unilateral facial nerve paralysis, newborn

Abstract

The Dandy-Walker syndrome (DWS) is a rare posterior fossa malformation. It can have a varied presentation depending on the age. A newborn presenting with neonatal seizure along with unilateral facial nerve palsy is rather a rare presentation of DWS and very few such cases were reported in the past. We are reporting a case of a newborn male baby presenting with neonatal seizure within 48 hrs of birth along with right sided LMN type facial nerve palsy which on due course of investigation revealed as a case of Dandy–Walker malformation.

Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 2013, Vol-9, No-1, 48-51

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v9i1.9673

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2014-01-20
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Bhakta, S., Pal, S., Chatterjee, A., & Pan, A. (2014). Seizure and unilateral facial nerve paralysis in a newborn with Dandy-Walker malformation – A case report. Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 9(1), 48-51. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v9i1.9673
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