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Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the nasal cavity and the pharynx, the upper part of the throat behind the nose. Learn more about its causes and treatments.

Neck Masses

Neck masses are common problems in infants and children. Although a neck mass can involve other structures in the head and neck area, most are benign (non-cancerous). Learn about this condition.

Neonatal Graves Disease (Hyperthyroidism)

Graves disease is an autoimmune disease. With Graves disease, antibodies cause the thyroid gland to make too much thyroid hormone. This is known as hyperthyroidism.

Nephrostomy Tube

A nephrostomy tube is inserted into the kidney to help drain urine when the flow is otherwise blocked. Learn more about this treatment.

Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is a problem where too much protein called albumin is released from the body into the urine. Learn more about this condition.

Nerve Palsies/Ocular Nerves Disorders

The movement and alignment of the eyes is controlled by multiple nerves originating from the brain. Processes that interfere with the precise functioning of these delicate nerves can lead to misalignment of the eyes or abnormal eye movements. Learn more about this condition.


Pediatric neuroblastoma is a cancerous tumor that begins in nerve tissue of infants and very young children.


Neurofibromatosis is a life-long condition usually diagnosed early in life that is characterized by café au lait spots, neurofibromas, deformation of bones, brain tumors and learning disabilities. Learn more about this condition.

Neurofibromatosis Tumors

Tumors of the optic nerve and visual pathway are the most common types of brain tumors in children with neurofibromatosis. Learn more about this condition.