Conditions & Treatments

  • Treatment

    Pain Management Clinic

    The Pain Clinic at St. Louis Children's Hospital strives to utilize a team approach including nurses, physicians, and other pediatric specialists in developing diagnosis and treatment plans for patients with complex pain issues....

  • Condition

    Patent Ductus Arteriosus

    Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart defect found in the days or weeks after birth. The ductus arteriosus is a normal part of fetal blood circulation....

  • Condition

    Pectus Carinatum

    Pectus carinatum occurs when the connective tissues (cartilage) of the ribs and breastbone (sternum) undergo excessive growth, causing the sternum to protrude. It often is first noticed midway through childhood....

  • Condition

    Pectus Excavatum

    What is pectus excavatum and its symptoms? Pectus excavatum is caused by the abnormal growth in the chest of the connective tissues (cartilage) that attach the breastbone (sternum) to the ribs. This causes a depression in the chest that can range from mild to severe....

  • Treatment

    Pediatric Acute Wound Service (PAWS)

    The Pediatric Acute Wound Service (PAWS) is a program where staff, specially trained in burn and wound care, provide care to children in the hospital and to outpatients. With PAWS, children who do not necessarily need to be hospitalized can have their wound issues addressed...

  • Treatment

    Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)

    The Pediatric Advance Care Team (PACT) cares for patients diagnosed with many life-threatening illnesses, such as neuromuscular disease, heart disease, infectious disease, pulmonary conditions, cancer, genetic or metabolic conditions or transplant. Working as a team with a child’s health care providers and specialists, the PACT...

  • Treatment

    Pediatric Liver Care and Transplant Center

    The Liver Care and Transplant Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital specializes in treating a variety of liver diseases including biliary atresia, liver failure, Wilson's disease, cystic fibrosis and liver cancer. To request an appointment call 314-454-5437....

  • Treatment

    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Working closely with referring physicians and other specialists at St. Louis Children's Hospital, the specialists with the Program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology are able to address the special gynecologic needs of children and adolescents --especially those with physical or mental...

  • Condition

    Pericarditis in Children

    Pericarditis is inflammation or infection of the pericardium. The pericardium is 2 thin layers that surround the heart. Normally, there is a small amount of fluid between the layers of the pericardium....

  • Condition

    Peripheral Nerve Injuries

    Peripheral nerves carry simple commands from the brain to the legs, arms, hands and feet. They enable people to perform such basic activities as bending the elbow, buttoning a shirt and stepping forward....