The Pediatric Brain and Spine Vascular Program at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital combines the expertise of pediatric neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, neurologists, and pediatric intensivists to treat children with abnormalities of the blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord.
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Brain tumors are the most common form of solid tumors among children under the age of 15. Although brain tumors are still rare among the general pediatric population, about 20% of all childhood cancers are brain tumors...
The Cerebral Palsy Program at the University of Michigan incorporates a multidisciplinary team of specialists dedicated to providing comprehensive care for your childs individual needs, transitioning that care from infancy all the way through adulthood.
The Pediatric Chiari Malformation Program at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the most expert care available to patients with Chiari and their families.
Cleft lips come in many shapes and sizes. A child can have a cleft on one side of the lip (unilateral) or on both sides of the lip (bilateral). The cleft lip can extend all the way to nose (complete cleft lip) or to skin below nose (incomplete cleft lip). A child may also have one type of cleft lip on one side and a different kind of cleft on the other side. Every infant is unique.
Craniofacial anomalies are among the world’s most common birth defects. Craniofacial anomalies are deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. These abnormalities are present at birth, can range from mild to severe, and may require an operation to correct.
Craniosynostosis is a type of craniofacial abnormality in which the cranial sutures close too soon, while the baby’s brain and skull are still growing.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of Michigan is a Level 4 Certified Epilepsy Center, which is the highest certification available from National Association of Epilepsy Centers, where our dedicated pediatric team comprehensively diagnoses and treats all children experiencing seizures.
At the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Program at the University of Michigan Health System, our experienced team of multidisciplinary specialists is dedicated to early identification and individualized treatment of children with hydrocephalus, also known as water on the brain.
Neurointerventional radiologists use advanced imaging technology to guide treatment, allowing them to avoid large open procedures and often reach areas of the brain and cerebrovascular structures that would be otherwise difficult or impossible to navigate.
When a baby develops a flat spot, either in the back or on one side of the head, it could be a sign of a positional head deformity. Also referred to as positional plagiocephaly or flattened head syndrome, this can occur when a baby sleeps in the same position repeatedly or because of problems with the neck muscles (torticollis).
Myelomeningocele is a defect of the spine, and of the passage inside the spine called the spinal canal. It can occur at any point along the spine. During early fetal development, the spine comes together like a zipper covering the spinal cord and nerves. Incomplete closure of the spine is referred to as spina bifida, or a neural tube defect.