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Choanal atresia

Choanal atresia is a rare condition that is present from birth, in which the nasal passages are blocked by bone or tissue. This condition can affect one or both nasal passages. This page explains about choanal atresia and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for treatment.

MIBG scan

An MIBG scan is used to look for uncontrolled or abnormal cell growth in the body. It works by injecting a substance called an isotope into your child’s veins. The MIBG scan is named after the chemical ‘iodine-131-metaiodobenzylguanidine’ or MIBG for short, to which the isotope is attached.

pH impedance study 

A pH impedance study measures movement of liquid and air up and down the oesophagus (the food pipe between the mouth and the stomach). This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the pH impedance study, what it involves and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH for the test.

Haemangiomas

A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels that form a lump under the skin. They’re sometimes called ‘strawberry marks’ because the surface of a haemangioma can look like the surface of a strawberry. 

We’ll explain all about haemangiomas and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

Eighty percent of haemangiomas don’t develop any problems at all and, in those that do, the problems aren’t always severe. 

Cleft palate repair

Cleft palate repair is an operation to repair defects of the hard and soft palate. This page explains about the operation to repair a cleft palate and what to expect when your child comes to the North Thames Cleft Service for the operation.

Resuscitation

When a person’s breathing and heart stops, this is called cardiopulmonary arrest. To help re-start the breathing and heart, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be used. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes what CPR involves and how the decision whether or not to try CPR is reached.

Factor XI deficiency

Factor XI deficiency (also known as Haemophilia C, plasma thromboplastin antecedent deficiency or Rosenthal syndrome) is a clotting disorder. A specific protein is missing from the blood so that injured blood vessels cannot heal in the usual way. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Factor XI deficiency and where to get help.

Landau Kleffner Syndrome: language and communication

Children with Landau Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) experience a significant regression in their understanding and use of spoken language. This loss of skills often occurs at the onset of the disease and can be the first sign for families that something is wrong. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes how Landau Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) can affect a child’s language skills and outlines recommendations for input and support.

Referrals to the Psychological Medicine Service & National Tourette Syndrome Clinic

We are happy to receive internal or external referrals from professionals, where there are concerns about the mental health of a child with physical illness/symptoms. Other members of the department may be involved in the assessment and treatment of children and families depending on individual needs. Psychological Medicine Team Assessment and Intervention Service (including Liaison Mental Health) Referral Criteria for Outpatient appointments.