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Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome

Also called celiac axis syndrome and Dunbar syndrome, a rare condition resulting in severe abdominal pain after eating, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss.

Medical Imaging

The Medical Imaging team provides imaging services to children throughout the hospital, using minimally invasive and low-dose radiation techniques.


A condition in which the end of the urethra (the tube in the penis through which urine passes out of the body) is not located at the tip of the penis.


An expanded or widened ureter that does not function normally. The size of a megaureter is usually greater than 7 millimeters in diameter.


An inflammation of the covering (the “meninges”) of the brain and spinal cord, can be caused by bacteria or a virus, the more common form being viral.

Mental Health Support for Transgender & Gender Questioning Youth

See Lurie Children's diagnosis and treatment methods for gender development issues.

Mental Health in Primary Care Program

The pediatricians supporting the Mental Health in Primary Care program take a holistic approach to providing mental health services. Specialists within the program collaborate with therapists and other community providers ensuring continuity of care for patients starting at 11 years old up until their 25th birthday.

Mesenteric Cysts & Tumors

Rare conditions occurring in the folds of tissue that attach the organs of the body to the inside of the abdominal wall, usually treated by surgical removal.

Metabolic Bone Disease

A group of disorders affecting bone metabolism, usually caused by abnormalities in calcium or phosphorus and vitamin D, may lead to reduced growth, deformities, and fractures.

Metabolic Disorders

When several organs and glands (the liver, pancreas, and endocrine glands, for example) do not function correctly, causing an imbalance of enzymes or hormones in the cells.

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

Fractures occurring in the second, third and fourth metatarsal bones of the foot, usually caused by repetitive, high-impact, weight-bearing activities.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus (MRSA)

A type of bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics, including methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin.

Awards & Accolades

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

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