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Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is an alternative for children whose seizures are not well-controlled with medications and who are not candidates for a brain operation to eliminate seizures. Learn more about this treatment.

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an opening in the dividing wall between the two lower chambers of the heart. Learn more about this condition.


Pediatric ventriculomegaly is a condition in which a fetus's brain ventricles (cavities) are abnormally enlarged. Learn more about this condition.


Children's National Hospital's orthopaedic experts use the VEPTR device to provide specialized care for children with severe chest and spine deformities. Learn more about this treatment.

Vesicoureteral Reflux

Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) occurs when urine in the bladder flows back into the ureters and kidneys.

Viral Exanthems (Rashes)

A viral exanthem is an eruptive skin rash that is often related to a viral infection. Immunizations have decreased the number of cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox, but all viral skin infections require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.  

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Vocal cord paralysis can arise from a variety of conditions and is most commonly due to congenital problems or due to scarring of the larynx following prolonged intubation or due to stretching of the vocal cord nerves during cardiothoracic surgery. Learn more about this condition.

VSD Closure Devices

Learn about our expert cardiac catheterization procedures to treat ventricular septal defect (VSD), helping children avoid surgery.