Conditions we treat

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

Chylothorax 

This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is on chylothorax – a condition where fluid called chyle builds up in the pleural space. Chyle is a milky fluid that is made when the body digests fat.

Cleft lip

A cleft is a hole or gap affecting the tissues in the lip. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of cleft lip and where to get help. 

Cleft lip and palate

A cleft lip is a gap in the upper lip and can involve the gum as well. It can affect one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral) of the upper lip. It can be a small gap in the lip (incomplete cleft lip) or it can extend into the base of the nose (complete cleft lip).

Cleft palate

A cleft is a hole or gap affecting the tissues in the palate (roof of the mouth). This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the symptoms, causes and treatment of cleft palate and where to get help.

Closed spinal dysraphism

In early development, the brain and spinal cord start as a tube-like structure called the ‘neural tube’ that is open at either end. These openings close within the first weeks of pregnancy, and the neural tube continues to grow and fold, eventually forming the brain and spinal cord.

Coats' disease

This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Coats Disease, a rare eye condition. It also explains what problems to look out for after diagnosis and sources of further information and support.