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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 and tonsillitis are infections in the throat that cause inflammation. If the tonsils are primarily affected, it is called tonsillitis. If the throat is primarily affected, it is called pharyngitis.

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.

PICC Line

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.

Pilomatrixoma

Pilomatrixoma is a slow-growing, hard mass found beneath the skin. It is most common on the face and neck, but is sometimes found elsewhere on the body.

Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a mild, but common, skin condition that is characterized by scaly, pink, inflamed skin. The condition can last from four to eight weeks but usually leaves no lasting marks.

Plagiocephaly

Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatments for plagiocephaly, a disorder that causes a flattened head.

Plexiform Neurofibromas

Plexiform neurofibromas are a common complication of neurofibromatosis. These predominantly inherited tumors can occur anywhere in the body, including the head and neck, extremities, areas around the spine and deep in the body where they may affect organs.