Conditions

From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Wilms Tumor and Kidney Tumors

Wilms tumor, also called nephroblastoma, is a malignant (cancerous) tumor originating in the cells of the kidney. It is the most common type of renal (kidney) cancer in children and accounts for about 5 percent of all childhood cancers.

Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix (a narrow, finger-like pouch that branches off the large intestine).

Hirschsprung Disease

Hirschsprung disease occurs when some of the nerve cells that are normally present in the intestine do not form properly while a baby is developing during pregnancy.

Omphalocele

An omphalocele is a birth defect, which is an abnormality that occurs before birth as a fetus is forming in its mother's uterus.

Intestinal Malrotation and Volvulus

Intestinal malrotation is a birth defect involving a malformation of the intestinal tract. Intestinal malrotation is an abnormality that occurs while a fetus is forming in its mother's uterus.