Conditions we treat

Want to know more about the conditions we treat at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)? Just search below:

Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD)

An atrioventricular septal defect results in a is a large hole between the upper filling chambers (atria) and the lower pumping chambers (ventricles) of the heart. There is also only one valve between the atria and ventricles instead of two.

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Aortic regurgitation

Aortic regurgitation occurs when the aortic valve (linking the left ventricle to the aorta) does not close properly when the heart contracts. This means blood leaks back into the left ventricle, which then has to work harder to pump the extra blood away f

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Congenital hyperinsulinism

This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI), which is present at birth and results in high levels of insulin being produced, which in turn can affect all areas of the body. It explains what causes CHI

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Langerhans' cell histiocytosis

Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a very rare condition with a high survival rate. Histiocyte cells normally help protect the skin, but sometimes the body has too many of them and they move around the body, causing damage.

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Congenital hypothyroidism

Congenital hypothyroidism is a disorder affecting the thyroid gland, which is in the neck. The thyroid gland produces a hormone (chemical substance) called thyroxine, which is needed for normal growth and development.

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