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Conditions

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.

Branchial Cleft Abnormalities

A branchial cleft abnormality is a malformation on the side of the neck which normally appears anywhere from the ear, along the line of the jaw and throat. Learn more about this condition.

Burns

Burns are a type of injury caused by heat. The heat can be thermal, electrical, chemical, or electromagnetic energy. Most burn accidents occur at home. About 75 percent of all burn injuries in children are preventable.

Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth abnormalities of the mouth and lip. In the United States, nearly 6,800 babies are born with oral-facial clefts annually.

Pediatric Craniosynostosis

Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatments for craniosynostosis, a condition that affects skull bone growth.

Deformational Plagiocephaly

Deformational (or positional) plagiocephaly refers to a misshapen shape of the head from repeated pressure to the same area of the head.

Hemangioma

A hemangioma is a type of birthmark. It is the most common benign (noncancerous) tumor of the skin. Hemangiomas may be present at birth (faint red mark) or may appear in the first months after birth.

Microtia

Microtia is a condition in which a child is born with an ear or ears deformed or absent.