Conditions & Treatments

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    Congenital Spine and Rib Abnormalities

    Specific birth defects which certainly are not limited to the following list of spine (or vertebral anomalies) as fused ribs, or missing vertebrae, particularly in the spinal region....

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    Conjunctivitis

    Overview Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. The conjunctiva is the membrane that lines the inside of the eyelids and covers the eyeball. Conjunctivitis is also known as “pink eye” because the eye looks pink or red. In children, the condition...

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    Constipation

    Overview Constipation is when a child has very hard stools, and has fewer bowel movements than he or she normally does. It is a very common GI (gastrointestinal) problem. Signs that a child has constipation include: Having fewer bowel movements than normal. Constipation is often...

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    Constricted Ear

    Constricted ear, also know as lop or cup ear, is characterized by the partial absence of skin and cartilage involving the helical rim, scapha and/or concha. In its least complex form, lidding of the superior helical rim is present....

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    Contact Dermatitis

    Overview Contact dermatitis is a skin reaction from contact with certain substances. The substances may be: Irritants . These cause direct irritation and inflammation of the skin. They are the most common cause of contact dermatitis. Allergens . These cause the body's immune system to...

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    Contractures of the Hip/Knees

    A contracture develops when the normally elastic connective tissues in the hip or knee are replaced by inelastic fiber-like tissue. This makes it hard to stretch the area and prevents normal movement....

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    Corneal Abrasions

    Overview A corneal abrasion is a scratch or scrape on the cornea. This is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. Causes There are many things that can cause an abrasion to your child’s cornea. The more common causes include: Foreign...

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    Coronal Synostosis

    Coronal synostosis is one type of craniosynostosis affecting the shape of the front of the head. The term craniosynostosis refers to the premature fusion of the bones of an infant’s head. The skilled surgeons of St. Louis Children’s Hospital treat coronal synostosis and all other...

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    Craniopharyngioma

    A craniopharyngioma is a usually benign but possibly aggressive tumor that is found near the pituitary gland, a structure connected to the brain that regulates the production of many hormones in the body. This tumor is most commonly found in boys and girls 5 to...

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    Craniosynostosis

    Overview The skull is made up of bones and joints where the bones of the skull meet (sutures). These joints allow the skull to grow as an infant grows and develops. Over time, the sutures close and the bones fuse together. This forms the skull...