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Also called hypercoagulability, a condition in which the blood has a higher than normal tendency to clot inside the blood vessels.

Thrombophilia Program

Lurie Children's Thrombophilia Program provides dedicated services in a family-friendly environment for children and adolescents with thrombotic disorders.

Thyroglossal Duct Cysts

A lump or mass that forms in the center of the front of the neck and is the result of malformation in pregnancy.

Thyroid Cancer

A change in the genes of the cells of the thyroid gland that causes the cells to grow and multiply too much, forming a mass of tissue called a nodule in the lower neck.

Tibial Torsion (Twisting of the Shinbone)

One cause of intoeing, a condition in which the shin bone is slightly twisted or rotated, causing the foot to turn in.


Uncontrolled, repetitive movement of a muscle or group of muscles.

Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy surgery is the most common surgery performed on children in the United States.

Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC)

A condition in which the pulmonary veins that bring oxygen-rich blood from the lungs back to the heart are not connected to the left atrium, but instead, drain elsewhere.

Tourette Syndrome

A neurological condition included with other tic disorders, involuntary and repetitive movement or vocalization.

Tracheal Rings

Complete tracheal rings refers to a defect in the structure of the cartilages that make up the trachea.

Tracheoesophageal Fistula

A congenital condition in which an abnormal connection exists between the windpipe and the tube that carries food and water from the mouth to the stomach.


Normal tracheal cartilages are round, and because of this shape, they can withstand positive pressure forces without collapsing.

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