This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for parents of children and young people undergoing assessment for possible lung or heart-lung transplantation. A transplant is a serious operation and is not without risk. A transplant can be the only effective treatment option for certain serious lung diseases; however, it is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.
A lymphatic malformation is an area in the body containing clear fluid, called lymph. A lymphatic malformation appears as a lump just under the skin, often in the neck or armpit, although they can develop anywhere in the body.
Meckel’s diverticulum is one of the most common congenital digestive system disorders – congenital means that the disorder was present at birth. When your child’s small intestine was developing, a small pouch formed consisting of tissue from elsewhere in the body. Usually the pouch – also known as Meckel’s diverticulum – is formed from tissue similar to that found in the pancreas or stomach.
Medication overuse headache (MOH) develops and gets worse with frequent use of any medication treatment for headache or migraine. It is also known as ‘rebound headache’. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of medication overuse headache and where to get help.
Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC1) is a very rare disorder affecting the ‘white matter’ of the brain, often leading to progressive loss of physical, and sometimes mental, skills over very many years.
Meningitis is an infection that affects the meninges – the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of meningitis and where to get help.