Seizure Disorder

What is A Seizure? A seizure is a sudden attack triggered when neurons in the brain create abnormal electric discharges. Seizures may include: muscle spasms, mental confusion, uncontrolled body movements, …

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Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is curvature of the spine that is often accompanied by a structural rotation of the spine. The term scoliosis traditionally refers to a side-to-side or lateral …

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Renal Agenesis

What is Renal Agenesis? Renal Agenesis is the congenital absence or severe malformation of one or both kidneys. The kidneys are part of the urinary system that also includes the …

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Pyloric Stenosis

What is Pyloric Stenosis? Pyloric Stenosis is the narrowing of the pylorus (lower part of the stomach which leads to the small intestine) due to the enlargement or thickening of …

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Porencephaly

What is Porencephaly? Porencephaly is a congenital (present at birth) abnormality of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) which results in fluid-filled cysts or cavities in the brain.

Premature Births

What is a Premature Birth? Premature birth occurs when a pregnancy lasts fewer than 37 weeks from conception. Full-term infants are born 38-42 weeks after they are conceived, with the …

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Polycystic Kidney Disease

What is Polycystic Kidney Disease? Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disease characterized by the growth of numerous fluid-filled cysts that can result in malformed or enlarged kidneys. These …

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Polands Syndrome

What is Poland’s Syndrome? Poland’s Syndrome is a pattern of one-sided malformations characterized by the absence of the pectoralis major (chest) muscle and short, webbed fingers on the same side …

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Pierre Robin Syndrome

What is Pierre Robin Syndrome? Pierre Robin Syndrome is a congenital condition named after the French physician who identified its main characteristics. One symptom of this condition is an abnormally …

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Pervasive Developmental Disorder

What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder? Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) is an umbrella term referring to a group of disorders of social interaction, communication, behavior, and cognition. There has been considerable …

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