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Most brain malformations begin long before a baby is born. Something damages the developing nervous system or causes it to develop abnormally. Sometimes it's a genetic problem. In other cases, exposure to certain medicines, infections or radiation during pregnancy interferes with brain development. Types of brain malformations include missing parts of the brain, abnormal growth of certain parts of the brain, and incomplete division of the brain.

There are head malformations that do not involve the brain. Craniofacial disorders are the result of abnormal growth of soft tissue and bones in the face and head. It's common for new babies to have slightly lopsided heads, but parents should watch the shape of their baby's head for possible problems.

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  1. Brain Malformations (National Library of Medicine)  
    Most brain malformations begin long before a baby is born. Something damages the developing nervous system or causes it to ... during pregnancy interferes with brain development. Types of brain malformations include missing parts of the brain, abnormal growth ...
  2. Cerebellar Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... decreasing in size or wasting away Treatment of cerebellar disorders depends on the cause. NIH: National Institute of ...
  3. Genetics Home Reference: Dandy-Walker syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Dandy-Walker syndrome On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ...
  4. Dandy-Walker Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Dandy-Walker Syndrome Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Dandy-Walker Syndrome? Is there ... is being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Dandy-Walker Syndrome? Dandy-Walker Syndrome is a congenital brain malformation ...
  5. ClinicalTrials.gov: Dandy-Walker Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  6. Cognition and Emotion in Cerebellar Disorders (National Ataxia Foundation) - PDF  
    ... FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT... Cognition and Emotion in Cerebellar Disorders National Ataxia Foundation 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119 • ...
  7. Hydromyelia From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    ... birth defects such as Chiari Malformation II and Dandy-Walker syndrome. Syringomyelia, however, features a closed cavity and occurs ... Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). NINDS Dandy-Walker Syndrome Information Page Dandy-Walker Syndrome information sheet compiled ...
  8. Hydrocephalus (National Library of Medicine)  
    Hydrocephalus is the buildup of too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. Normally, this fluid cushions your brain. When you have too much, though, it puts harmful ...
  9. ... Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA, 5/08/2008) Brain Malformations Treating Moyamoya Disease (Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, ... Baptist Medical Center, Salem, NC, 3/11/2010) Brain Malformations Treating Moyamoya Disease (Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, ...
  10. Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    ... with other cerebral abnormalities, including Arnold-Chiari malformation, Dandy-Walker syndrome, Andermann syndrome, schizencephaly (clefts or deep divisions in ...
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