Conditions & Treatments

  • Condition

    Anemia

    Overview Anemia is a common problem in children. About 20% of children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with anemia at some point. A child who has anemia does not have enough red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a type of protein that allows...

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    Anencephaly

    What is anencephaly in children? Anencephaly is a condition that is present at birth (birth defect). It affects the brain and skull bones. With this condition, the brain is not fully formed. It often lacks part or all of the cerebrum. The cerebrum is the...

  • Treatment

    Anesthesia Services

    Our pediatric anesthesiologists direct the perioperative care of infants and children, including evaluation before surgery or procedure, administration of anesthesia and care following the procedure including pain management....

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    Angelman Syndrome

    People with Angelman syndrome (AS) have an unusual facial appearance, short stature, severe mental retardation with a lack of speech, stiff arm movements, and a spastic, uncoordinated walk. They may have seizures and often have inappropriate outbursts of laughter. Angelman syndrome can result when a...

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    Ankyloglossia

    Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, is a problem with the tongue that is present from birth. It causes speech and eating problems in some children. Tongue-tie is different in each child, and a small number of babies born each year have tongue-tie....

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    Anomalous Coronary Artery (ACA)

    Overview An anomalous coronary artery (ACA) is a heart defect. This is something your baby is born with (congenital). In ACA, the blood vessels that supply blood to your child’s heart muscle aren’t normal. In some cases, the arteries don't arise from the correct place,...

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    Anorectal Malformation

    Anorectal malformations are birth defects, or problems that happen as an unborn baby is developing during pregnancy. With this defect, the anus and rectum don’t develop properly....

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    Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. It is a form of self-starvation. Children and teens with this health problem have a distorted body image. They think they weigh too much. This leads them to severely restrict how much food they eat. It also leads to...

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    Antenatal Hydronephrosis

    Antenatal (before birth) hydronephrosis (fluid-filled enlargement of the kidney) can be detected in a fetus by ultrasound as early as the first trimester of a pregnancy. During pregnancy, this condition is identified in 1 percent of males and 0.5 percent of females....

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    Antithrombin Deficiency

    Antithrombin deficiency is an inherited disorder and significantly increases the chance of the development of abnormal blood clots. Approximately half of those with this blood disorder will develop at least one abnormal blood clot, usually after adolescence....