Conditions We Treat

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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a life-threatening fetal abnormality limits lung growth. Expert surgical repair and long-term care is offered at CHOP.

Conjoined Twins

Conjoined twins occur once in every 50,000 to 60,000 births. Doctors at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have separated more than 20 sets of conjoined twins and have managed the care of many others.

Fetal Giant Neck Masses

Fetal giant neck masses such as cervical teratoma can obstruct the airway and cause serious complications. Learn about how giant neck masses are treated at CHOP.

Gastroschisis

gastroschisis

Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect in which parts of the intestines spill into the amniotic fluid through a hole in the abdominal wall.

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus and ventriculomegaly are conditions that result in fluid buildup and enlargement of cerebral ventricles in the developing brain.

Laryngeal Atresia

laryngeal atresia endoscopic view

Laryngeal atresia is a complete upper airway obstruction that occurs during a baby's development in utero and remains blocked by cartilage or other tissue at birth.

Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO)

Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO), also known as obstructive uropathy, is a rare birth defect caused by obstruction of the urethra that is treated at CHOP.

Omphalocele

Omphalocele is a rare abdominal wall defect in which abdominal organs protrude through a hole into the base of the umbilical cord, covered by a clear, thin sac.

Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT)

saccrococcygeal tumor

Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a common tumor found in newborns that develops before birth and grows from a baby's tailbone. Learn how SCT is treated at CHOP.


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