Conditions we treat

Use the search box below to learn more about the conditions we treat at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Tracheal stenosis

This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains tracheal stenosis, how it can be treated and what to expect when a child has treatment. This page mainly concentrates on the ‘long segment’ type of tracheal stenosis and its treatment.

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

The ductus arteriosus is a blood vessel that connects the pulmonary artery (main vessel supplying the blood to the lungs) to the aorta (main vessel supplying the blood to the body). This connection is present in all babies in the womb, but should close shortly after birth. In some babies, especially in those born prematurely, this vessel may remain open. This is called a patent or persistent ductus arteriosus.