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PET/CT Scan

A imaging test to detect cancer and neurological diseases, using special pictures taken after a tiny amount of a radioactive liquid is injected into a vein.

PHACE(S) Syndrome

An acronym for the syndrome: Posterior fossa malformations, Hemangioma, Arterial anomalies, Cardiac anomalies, Eye abnormalities, and Sternal clefting and supraumbilical raphe.

PHOX2B Gene Test

PHOX2B gene testing is performed by the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Lurie Children's to detect mutations associated with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome-like symptoms.

PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome

A group of rare syndromes that result from mutations in the PTEN gene, a gene that normally stops cells from growing and dividing uncontrolled (“suppressor genes”).

Palliative Care

Lurie Children's Pediatric Palliative Care team focuses on improving the quality of life for children and their families.

Palpitations

An awareness of heartbeats, an uncomfortable but common complaint. A doctor can help determine if the palpitations are dangerous.

Panner Disease

A condition affecting the growth plate at the end of the upper arm bone, in which it loses its blood supply and the nearby bone softens and collapses.

Parasomnia

Sleep disorders among children are common. Issues that disrupt sleep once it has started, such as sleepwalking and night terrors, are known as “parasomnias.”

Parathyroid Disorders

When the four pea-sized nodules located on or near the back of the thyroid gland are either overactive or underactive, releasing too much or too little parathyroid hormone.

Parkinsonism

A group of symptoms usually including tremor, slowness of movement, rigidity, and postural instability, similar to Parkinson's disease, but resulting from several causes.

Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

A genetic defect causing the undifferentiated genitals of the developing baby to fail to respond correctly to male sex hormones, and not develop fully male characteristics.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Lurie Children's Partial Hospitalization Program is an intensive, five-day treatment program serving children ages 4-14 requiring more intense treatment for psychiatric problems but can be safely maintained at home.

Awards & Accolades

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