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Liver Encephalopathy

A condition in which confusion, mental dullness, drowsiness and even coma can be caused by a failure of the liver to function normally.

Liver Enlargement

Liver enlargement, also known as enlarged liver, or hepatomegaly, is a larger than normal swelling of the liver, and can be caused by many conditions.

Liver Failure

Also called hepatic insufficiency, when the liver can no longer produce bile, filter blood, store vitamins, iron, glucose, break down hemoglobin, insulin, and old red blood cells.

Liver Transplantation Program

Lurie Children's is world renowned for treating children with common to rare liver diseases using holistic plans and experienced surgeons.

Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

A rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue, similar to Marfan Syndrome, affecting blood vessels, bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, as well as internal organs.

Long QT Syndrome

A disorder causing abnormal heart rhythms, loss of circulation of blood through the heart and loss of consciousness, which can be fatal if not quickly controlled.

Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO)

Learn about Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO), diagnosis, treatment options, and more here at Lurie Children's.

Lung masses (CPAM, lung metastases)

Masses (or cysts) in adult lungs are usually caused by malignancies or infections. In children's lungs, they are more typically genetic malformations present at birth.

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

A disease characterized by inflammation affecting joints, tendons, other connective tissues, and organs including the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, kidneys and skin.

Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Receptor Mutation

Mutations in the LH receptor (LHR) affecting sexual development both males and females.

Lymphadenopathy

The swelling of the lymph nodes, found in the underarm, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen, that act as filters for the lymph fluid as it circulates through the body.

Lymphatic Malformations

Masses resulting from abnormal formation of vessels that transfer fluid in the body's tissue and are part of the immune system. Also called lymphangiomas or cystic hygromas.

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