• Condition

    Labial Adhesions

    Also known as “synechia vulvae” or “labial agglutination,” a closure of the opening to the vagina, may occur in the first few months of life or, even more rarely, at a later time.

  • Condition

    Lactose Intolerance

    A condition in which a lack of an enzyme called lactase causes the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk products.

  • Condition

    Laryngeal Cleft

    A laryngeal cleft is a gap in the tissues at the back of the voice box, which sometimes extends further down into the tissues that separate the windpipe and esophagus.

  • Condition

    Laryngeal Web

    Children can be born with a laryngeal web, or it can be acquired as a scar between the vocal cords where they meet.

  • Condition

    Laryngomalacia

    Laryngomalacia is a malformation of the top of the voice box at birth, which causes floppiness of the upper airway above the vocal cords.

  • Treatment

    Lead Evaluation

    Lurie Children’s knows that lead poisoning is a common environmental disease of young children and has developed a program to detect and care for children with lead exposure.

  • Condition

    Legg-Calve-Perthes Syndrome

    A condition involving the bones of the hip joint, when there is not enough blood delivered to the femoral head, the round ball at the top of the thighbone (femur).

  • Condition

    Leukemia

    Cancer of the blood, beginning in the bone marrow, the soft, spongy center of the long bones that produces the three major blood cells: white, red, and platelets.

  • Condition

    Leukodystrophy

    A group of disorders that damage the covering of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal column, so they can no longer transmit signals between the brain and the body.

  • Program

    Leukodystrophy Care Program

    Lurie Children's Leukodystrophy Care Program is a multidisciplinary program providing the best possible comprehensive care to patients with leukodystrophies and their families at every stage of their disease.

  • Condition

    Limb Deformities

    Children who are born with congenital limb differences, or who develop limb deformities in childhood due to other causes, are a wide-ranging and diverse group. Every child and family have unique needs when it comes to surgical correction, reconstruction, lengthening, or even amputation, as well as brace or prosthetic management and physical...

  • Condition

    Lip Tie

    Lip tie occurs when a piece of tissue (a frenulum) behind the upper lip is short and tight. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Little League Elbow (Medial Epicondylar Apophysitis)

    Irritation and inflammation of the growth plate on the inner side of the elbow, occurring in young baseball players and in other sports where players throw often.

  • Condition

    Little League Shoulder (Proximal Humeral Epiphysitis)

    Irritation and inflammation of the growth plate in the upper arm bone, occurring most often in pitchers and other athletes who do repetitive overhead movements with their arms.

  • Program

    Liver Center

    The Pediatric Liver Center at Lurie Children’s brings together leaders in pediatric hepatology, pediatric surgery, transplant surgery, pathology, infectious disease, oncology and medical imaging to collectively treat patients with a range of liver conditions.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Program

    Liver Transplantation Program

    Lurie Children’s has one of the largest and most experienced pediatric liver transplant surgery teams in the country. Learn more about our holistic treatment.

  • Treatment

    Liver Transplants

    A pediatric liver transplant is recommended when a child with serious liver disease will not be able to live without having part or all of the liver replaced.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

    Low Bone Density

    Low bone density or decreased bone density means that your bones are not as dense or strong as they should be. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO)

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

  • Condition

    Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

    Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is an autoimmune disease characterized by episodes of inflammation that can affect multiple systems of the body.

  • Program

    Lurie Children's Little Ones

    Lurie Children's Little Ones is a comprehensive program for children ages birth to four years old in the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Lymphadenopathy

    Lymphadenopathy is the swelling of the lymph nodes, which are the bean-shaped organs found in the underarm, groin, neck, chest and abdomen. Learn more about causes.

  • Program

    Lymphatic Drainage Disorders Program

    Our Lymphatic Drainage Disorders Program offers an outstanding multidisciplinary care team and state-of-the-art facilities to provide the best care for children with lymphatic disorders. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Lymphatic Malformations

    Lymphatic malformations (LMs) are masses that result from an abnormal formation of small tube-like vessels that collect and transfer fluid in the body's tissue and are part of the immune system. Learn more.

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