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Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum (sometimes called cobbler's chest, sunken chest, or funnel chest) is the most common chest deformity and is caused when several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally.

Pediatric Agammaglobulinemia

X-linked agammaglobulinemia, also called Bruton's agammaglobulinemia or congenital agammaglobulinemia, was the first immunodeficiency disease ever identified.

Pediatric Magnetically Controlled Growth Rod

Children’s National Health System is an early adopter of a magnet-based spinal growing rod technology that could become the gold standard for treating severe early onset scoliosis.

Pediatric MRI

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.

Pediatric Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is a complicated, involved disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels, and brain. 

Percutaneous Gastrostomy Tube

A percutaneous gastrostomy tube is a plastic passageway for certain types of nutrition and medication directly into your child’s stomach, through the skin. Also known as a “G-tube,” it is created by making a small opening with a needle over the abdominal wall.

Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiogram

A percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram, or PTC, is an X-ray of the bile ducts (also called the biliary ducts). Radiologists and other doctors use the images to determine if the ducts are underdeveloped or blocked.