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Additional little fingers

This page explains about additional little fingers and how they can be corrected. The medical term for this is ‘ulnar polydactyly’. Ulnar polydactyly or having an additional little finger on one or both hands is very common, especially in certain ethnic groups.This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about additional little fingers and how they can be corrected.

Lomustine

Lomustine is a chemotherapy medicine used to treat certain types of cancer. It is also sometimes known as CCNU. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what lomustine is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects. 

Refer a patient to the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service

We accept referrals of children and young people from 0 to 16 years of age who have feeding or eating difficulties that are causing significant difficulty, distress or impairment to development and everyday functioning. We can occasionally accept referrals of young people aged 17 on a case by case basis (please contact the Team Coordinator if you are considering making such a referral). We see children across the full spectrum of cognitive abilities, often with learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders and autism spectrum disorder, as well as children with co-morbid physical or mental health conditions.

Helping young people to face their fears

Meet Dr Maria Hadji-Michael (left), Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, who supports Oscar, who featured in the second series of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes. 

Maria explains that although Oscar has Tourette syndrome, his biggest difficulty when he came to see her was anxiety. She shares how the use of exposure tasks (‘facing fear’) can help reduce anxiety in young patients like Oscar and why we need to dispel common misconceptions around Tourette’s syndrome. 

The Flutter®

This page explains about the Flutter® and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The Flutter® is part of the treatment to help people who have difficulty clearing sputum (phlegm) from their lungs.

Landau Kleffner syndrome

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare epilepsy. It occurs in children usually between the ages of three and nine years and is characterised by loss of language skills and silent electrical seizures during sleep. It may be associated with convulsive seizures and additional difficulties with behaviour, social interaction, motor skills and learning. It is not usually life-threatening, but can impact greatly on quality of life unless it responds well to treatment. It occurs in approximately one child in a million. The disease is more common in boys and does not usually run in families.