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A cancerous tumor beginning in nerve tissue of infants and very young children, rare in children older than 10-years-old, but occasionally occurring in adults.

Neurocritical Care Program

Lurie Children's Neurocritical Care Program includes physicians, nurses and scientists from Neurology, Critical Care, Neurosurgery, Medical Psychology, Neuroradiology, and Rehabilitation, treating infants and children with brain injuries.


An inherited condition characterized by benign tumors in the cells surrounding nerves, occurring in two types: Type 1 found in younger children, and Type 2 in the older child.

Neurofibromatosis Program

Lurie Children's Neurofibromatosis Program brings together a team of ophthalmologists, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and oncologists, seeing more than 300 patients with neurofibromatosis a year.

Neurogenic Bladder

A complex condition in which the nerves and muscles of the bladder can’t work together, preventing the bladder and sphincter muscles from functioning properly.

Neurointestinal and Motility Program

The Neurointestinal and Motility Program (NIM) provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for patients suffering from complex motility disorders.

Neurologic Disorders & Injuries

Any structural, chemical or electrical disturbances in the central nervous system can result in weakness, paralysis, lack of coordination or sensation, confusion or pain.


Lurie Children's pediatric neurology ranks nationally for the advanced treatment of neurological conditions in children. 

Neuromuscular Disorders

Conditions affecting control of voluntary muscles, especially those of the legs and arms, affecting a child’s crawling, walking, head and neck control, breathing and swallowing.

Neuromuscular Program

Lurie Children’s Mazza Foundation Neuromuscular Program provides specialized care to families and children with medically challenging neuromuscular conditions and advances research to find new therapies.

Neuromuscular Rehabilitation & Therapy

Lurie Children's Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Services are part of the multidisciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Program, currently the only MDA clinic in the Chicago area focusing solely on pediatrics.


Neuropathy describes several diseases of, damage to, or malfunctions of the nervous system.

Awards & Accolades

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