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Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Lurie Children's Heart Center's renowned cardiothoracic surgery team provides comprehensive surgical care for all congenital and acquired cardiac defects.


A clouding or opaque area over the lens of the eye, preventing light passing through the lens to the retina, the light-sensitive lining in the back of the eye (uncommon in children).


Clusters of abnormally dilated thin-walled blood vessels, most often found in the brain and spinal cord; risk of hemorrhage over a lifetime is related to the location and number of clusters.

Celiac Disease

Also called celiac sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy, a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in all forms of wheat, oats, barley and rye.


A bacterial infection of the skin that is characterized by swelling and tenderness.

Center for Autonomic Medicine

Lurie Children's Center for Autonomic Medicine is an interdisciplinary program studying diseases of the autonomic nervous system, which regulates breathing, body temperature, heart-rate, blood pressure, gut motility and more.

Center for Childhood Resilience

Lurie Children's Center for Childhood Resilience is dedicated to promoting access to high-quality mental health services for children and adolescents across Illinois and nationwide.

Center for Kawasa​ki Disease

Since 1979, Lurie Children's Division of Infectious Diseases has cared for more than 1,600 children with Kawasaki disease. The Center, established in 1998, is internationally known as one of the most active centers of research of the disease.

Central Line Care

If your child has a central line, it's important to know how to properly care for it. Lurie Children's offers guidance in this area.

Central Nervous System Tumors

Tumors of the brain and spinal cord; can be benign or malignant. CNS tumors are dangerous as any growth can affect the functioning of the nervous system tissues around it.

Cerebral Aneurysm

A weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons out and fills with blood; can occur anywhere in the brain; more common in adults than in children.

Cerebral Palsy

A group of neurological (brain) disorders; a life-long condition affecting communication between the brain and the muscles, causing uncoordinated movement and posturing.

Awards & Accolades

Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for the following awards, accolades and achievements.

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