Conditions we treat

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

Meckel's diverticulum

Meckel’s diverticulum is one of the most common congenital digestive system disorders – congenital means that the disorder was present at birth. When a 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.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome 

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare condition arising from ‘over-reaction’ of the immune system to a trigger such as a mild infection or a medicine, leading to blistering and peeling of the skin and surfaces of the eyes, mouth and throat. It is named after the two doctors who described it in the early 20th century.

Small bowel atresia 

The intestines form early in pregnancy as a long straight tube. Before the tenth week of pregnancy, they develop into the separate organs making up the digestive system. Occasionally, the intestines are not completely connected or blocked (atresia). Sometimes there is a partial blockage (web) inside the intestine.

Venous malformations

Venous malformations arise from genetic changes that cause certain veins to have an abnormal shape, to be abnormally located, or to be abnormally numerous and bulky. This information sheet provides information about venous malformations and how they can be treated. It also explains what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for diagnosis and treatment.

Autoimmune encephalitis

Autoimmune encephalitis is a group of rare neurological condition causing inflammation of the brain. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of autoimmune encephalitis and where to get help.

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is group of inherited conditions that are present at birth (congenital) where the adrenal gland is larger than usual (hyperplasia). This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the medical condition congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH for assessment and treatment.

Intracranial dermoid cysts

A dermoid cyst is a sac-like growth that is present at birth, containing structures such as hair, fluid, teeth or skin glands. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of intracranial (inside the skull) dermoid cysts and where to get help.