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  • Marfan Syndrome for Parents

    Marfan syndrome affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Even though the disease has no cure, doctors can successfully treat just about all of its symptoms.

  • Marfan Syndrome Factsheet (for Schools) for Parents

    What teachers should know about Marfan syndrome and how to help students with the condition succeed in school.

  • Your Kid's Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    Learn how to care for these body parts, and what conditions can affect them.

  • Basilar Invagination for Parents

    Basilar invagination is when the top of the spine pushes up into the base of the skull. It causes pinching and pressing on the brain stem.

  • Chest Wall Disorder: Pectus Carinatum for Parents

    Pectus carinatum, sometimes called pigeon chest, is a deformity of the chest wall in which the chest juts out.

  • Scoliosis for Parents

    Scoliosis makes a person’s spine curve from side to side. Large curves can cause health problems like pain or breathing trouble. Health care providers treat scoliosis with back braces or surgery when needed.

  • Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    Learn about conditions that can be caused by changes in our genes.

  • Chest Wall Disorder: Pectus Excavatum for Parents

    Pectus excavatum is a deformity of the chest wall that causes several ribs and the breastbone to grow abnormally, giving the chest a "caved-in" appearance.

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse for Parents

    Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a very common heart condition, but it isn't a critical heart problem or a sign of other serious medical conditions.

  • Aortic Aneurysm for Parents

    An aortic aneurysm is weak spot in the large artery that carries blood from the heart (the aorta). Kids who have one need regular checkups and care to prevent emergencies.