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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.
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction is a blockage in the area that connects the renal pelvis (part of the kidney) to one of the tubes (ureters) that move urine to the bladder.
When a child's gender is in question at birth, because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have ambiguous genitalia.
When one of the ureters does not connect properly to the bladder and drains somewhere outside the bladder, this condition is called an ectopic ureter.
Exstrophy of the bladder is when a baby’s bladder has grown inside out and is sticking out through the belly wall. Learn more about this condition.
Horseshoe kidney is when the two kidneys join (fuse) together at the bottom. Read more about this condition.
A hydrocele is fluid buildup in the thin pouch that holds the testes in the scrotum. Learn more about this condition.
Hypospadias is a problem where the opening of the urethra is not at the tip of the penis. Learn more about this condition.
A megaureter is a ureter that is much wider than normal. Learn more about this condition.
A micropenis is a penis that is smaller than normal. Learn more about this condition.
Neurogenic bladder means the bladder doesn’t work normally because of nerve damage. Learn more about this condition.