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  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

    Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease What Is Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease? Legg-Calvé-Perthes (leg cal-VAY PER-teez) disease, often called Perthes disease, is a problem that changes the hip joint and the way bone grows at the top of the thighbone (femur). It most often happens in one hip, but can affect both. It may lead to: stiffness in the hip joint hip arthritis as an adult one leg being shorter than the other (called ...
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  • Wound Healing and Care

    Wound Healing and Care All kids get cuts and scrapes that parents can take care of at home. But what about more serious wounds, such as those that involve stitches or a hospital stay? Different Types of Wounds Most of us think of wounds happening because of accidents. But even clean surgical incisions (cuts) are wounds. So are places where tubes or catheters go into the body. Skin is the body's largest organ and helps ...
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  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia

    Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia What Are Tracheoesophageal (TE) Fistula and Esophageal Atresia? A tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia happen when two throat tubes don't develop properly before birth. The tubes are: the trachea (windpipe), which carries oxygen into the lungs the esophagus, which carries food to the stomach Most babies with a tracheoesophageal fistula (TE fistula) also have esophageal atresia. These ...
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  • How the Ears Work (Video)

    How the Ears Work (Video)
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  • Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)

    Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE) What Is an Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)? An antegrade continence enema is a different way to give an enema. Enemas can help someone poop if they become constipated or have another problem moving their bowels. The most common type of enema (EN-eh-muh) puts liquid directly into the rectum, the last part of the large intestine, to help release poop. It's simple to do and does not involve any kind ...
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  • Basilar Invagination

    Basilar Invagination What Is Basilar Invagination? Basilar invagination (BI) is when the top of the spine pushes into the base of the skull. This causes pinching and pressing on the brain stem, the thick bundle of nerves that connects the brain to the spinal cord. Basilar invagination (BA-zih-ler in-vaj-ih-NAY-shin) that is very mild is called basilar impression. What Happens in Basilar Invagination? The condition is ...
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  • Spina Bifida Occulta

    Spina Bifida Occulta What Is Spina Bifida Occulta? Spina bifida occulta is when a baby's backbone (spine) does not fully form during pregnancy. The baby is born with a small gap in the bones of the spine. Spina bifida occulta is common and happens in about 1 out of 10 people. Usually, spina bifida occulta causes no health problems. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Spina Bifida Occulta? Most people with spina ...
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  • Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida Aperta)

    Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida Aperta) What Is Myelomeningocele? Myelomeningocele (my-uh-lo-meh-NIN-guh-seal) is a type of spina bifida. Spina bifida (SPY-nuh BIF-ih-duh) happens when a baby's backbone (spine) does not form normally during pregnancy. The baby is born with a gap in the bones of the spine. A myelomeningocele is a sac that contains: part of the spinal cord its covering (called the meninges) spinal fluid It pushes through ...
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  • A to Z: Ureitis

    A to Z: Ureitis See Iridocyclitis
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  • A to Z: Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

    A to Z: Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) May also be called: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, PDD-NOS A pervasive developmental disorder, or PDD, is a condition that delays a child’s development of social and communication skills. More to Know Kids with a pervasive developmental disorder have differences in the way their brains develop and process information. They might ...
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