Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.
A congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that causes a hole in the diaphragm during prenatal development. Learn more about this condition.
Pectus carinatum, sometimes called "pigeon breast," is caused when the breastbone is pushed outward, and occurs only about a third as often as pectus excavatum. Learn more about this condition.
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% of all childhood cancers.
Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix (a narrow, finger-like pouch that branches off the large intestine).
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. Learn more about this condition and its causes and treatment.
An omphalocele is a birth defect in which some of the abdominal organs protrude through an opening in the abdominal muscles in the area of the umbilical cord. A translucent membrane covers the protruding organs.
Pyloric stenosis is a problem that affects babies between birth and 6 months of age and causes forceful vomiting that can lead to dehydration.
Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma is a rare, aggressive vascular skin, tissue and bone tumor found in children. Learn more about this condition.