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Psychiatric Manifestations Associated With Mega Cisterna Magna
Swapna Pandurangi, M.B.B.S.; Aditya Pandurangi, M.D.; Abhay Matkar, M.D.; Nithin Shetty, M.B.B.S.; Preetam Patil, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2014;26:169-171. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13040097
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The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

From the Departments of Psychiatry (SP, AP, AM, NS) and Radiology (PPP), SDM College of Medical Sciences, Sattur, Karnataka State, India.

Send correspondence to Dr. Pandurangi; e-mail: pandurangi.aditya@gmail.com

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

Received April 28, 2013; Revised July 06, 2013; Accepted July 15, 2013.

Abstract

The Dandy-Walker variant is a milder form of the Dandy-Walker complex and is characterized by normal-sized posterior fossa, mild vermian hypoplasia, and a cystic lesion that communicates with the fourth ventricle. This syndrome has been described in association with schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, manic episode, psychosis (delusional type), and recurrent catatonia. The authors present two cases of mega cisterna magna associated with mania and catatonic schizophrenia.

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