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Pectus Carinatum

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.

Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum (sometimes called cobbler's chest, sunken chest, or funnel chest) is the most common chest deformity and is caused when several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally, which produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest. Learn more about this condition and the treatments available.

Pediatric Craniosynostosis

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

Percutaneous Gastrostomy Tube

A percutaneous gastrostomy tube is a plastic passageway for certain types of nutrition and medication directly into your child’s stomach, through the skin. Also known as a “G-tube,” it is created by making a small opening with a needle over the abdominal wall.

Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiogram

A percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram, or PTC, is an X-ray of the bile ducts (also called the biliary ducts). Radiologists and other doctors use the images to determine if the ducts are underdeveloped or blocked.

Pfeiffer Syndrome

Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatments for Pfeiffer syndrome, a bone disorder that affects the head and face.

Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis

Pharyngitis is inflammation of the throat. Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. Learn the difference between pharyngitis and tonsillitis and what causes these common infections in children.

Phenylketonuria (PKU)

PKU is a recessive disorder which occurs in about one in 10,000 to 15,000 live births and is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase.

Phimosis and Paraphimosis

Phimosis is a constriction of the opening of the foreskin so that it cannot be drawn back over the tip of the penis.


A PICC is a thin and soft catheter that is inserted into a vein in the arm or leg for purposes of delivering medication or nutrition and to allow for frequent blood drawing.