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LAP BAND

Children's National's expert bariatric surgery team uses LAP-BAND®, a weight-loss procedure for those who are at least 18 years old.

Laryngomalacia

Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of stridor, or “noisy breathing” in infants. It is caused by redundancy of the tissue above the vocal cords. Learn more about this condition.

Learning Disabilities and Neurofibromatosis

As many as 80 percent of all children with neurofibromatosis will have associated difficulties that affect learning, including attention problems, memory problems, spatial perception difficulties, and selective problems in reading or mathematics. Learn more about this condition.

Learning Disorders

A learning disorder is when a child has trouble learning in certain school subjects. Learn more about this condition.

Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a rare hip condition that affects children. Over a number of years, a child’s femoral head breaks down and re-forms. Learn more about this condition.

Leukemia

Leukemia is cancer of the blood. It's the most common kind of cancer in children. Learn more about this condition and the treatments we offer.

Lumbar puncture

A lumbar puncture is when a physician inserts a needle in the lower spine to obtain cerebrospinal fluid in search of infection, administer chemotherapy, or monitor and relieve cerebrospinal fluid pressure. Learn more.

Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a disease that causes your body’s immune system to attack its own cells and tissues. Learn more about this condition.