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Horseshoe kidney occurs in about one in 500 children. It occurs during fetal development as the kidneys move into their normal position in the flank area.
A kidney stone is a hard mass that develops when chemicals in the urine crystallize or form into a stone within the kidney.
A duplicated kidney, also referred to as a ureteral duplication or duplicated collecting system, means that a kidney has two ureters draining the kidney rather than the normal one.
A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) X-ray is also known as a "flat plate of the abdomen x-ray," may be performed to assess the abdominal area for causes of abdominal pain,
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Dr. Dorit Ben-Ezer describes the kidney problems seen in children and the treatments available to keep kidney defects from becoming life-threatening to a child.
Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function.
CHOC Pediatric Nephrology enhances the quality of life for children with kidney disease, providing a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs.
The CHOC Children’s Urology Center treats a wide spectrum of pediatric urological conditions and disorders in both male and female patients.
CHOC is designated by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance to treat children with tuberous sclerosis, a rare disorder causing epilepsy and growths inside organs.
Blood pressures vary depending on the age of your child, as well as according to his or her height, weight, and gender. Before determining that your child has high blood pressure, a doctor or nurse will take several readings when your child is calm.
CHOC Children's surgeons expertly repair tracheoesophageal fistula, when the esophagus and trachea have an abnormal connection, and esophageal atresia, when the esophagus abnormally forms in two parts.
Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a pediatric condition most frequently diagnosed in infancy and childhood.
Pancreatitis is the inflammation and autodigestion of the pancreas. Autodigestion describes a process in which pancreatic enzymes destroy its own tissue.
CHOC Children's pediatric general surgeons are experts in repairing anorectal malformations, including imperforate anus, in children—even newborn babies.
Truncus arteriosus is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
Children with spina bifida receive treatment for urological conditions at the CHOC Children’s Urology Center.
Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect involving a narrowing of the aorta. This narrowing restricts the amount of oxygen-rich (red) blood that can travel to the lower part of the body.
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Children tend to get stomachaches often. How can parents know if something is seriously wrong, or if it's just a run-of-the-mill pain that will go away on its own?
Petition asking for Wyatt to become an "Honorary Marine." More than 2,500 people, mainly Marines, have signed it.
The flu vaccine is surrounded by myths and misconceptions. Here are 14 myths and misconceptions about the flu shot.
Atrioventricular canal (AV Canal or AVC) defect is a congenital heart defect. That means it is present at birth.
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an opening in the ventricular septum, or dividing wall between the two lower chambers of the heart known as the right and left ventricles.
The most frequently asked questions our case coordinators get regarding the medical basics of cancers.