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  • CAT Scan: Neck for Parents

    A neck CAT scan can detect signs of disease in the throat and surrounding areas. Doctors may order one to detect abscesses, birth defects, cysts, or tumors.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Cervical Spine for Parents

    A cervical spine MRI can help evaluate various symptoms and also help diagnose tumors, bleeding, swelling, infections, or inflammatory conditions in the vertebrae or surrounding tissues.

  • Basilar Invagination for Parents

    Basilar invagination is when the top of the spine pushes up into the base of the skull. It causes pinching and pressing on the brain stem.

  • Newborn Brachial Plexus Injuries for Parents

    During childbirth, a brachial plexus injury can happen if the baby's neck is stretched to one side.

  • Diagnostic Tests for Cancer - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    Learn about exams your child may need.

  • Congenital Hypothyroidism for Parents

    Some babies are born with a thyroid gland that didn't develop correctly or doesn't work as it should. This is called congenital hypothyroidism.

  • Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) for Parents

    Abusive head trauma is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases in the United States. It happens when someone shakes an infant.

  • Medical Tests & Exams - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    Does your child need a diagnostic test? Find out what to expect.

  • Thyroid Cancer for Parents

    Thyroid cancer is uncommon in kids. Most who develop it do very well when the cancer is found and treated early.

  • Amanda's Hodgkin's Story for Kids

    Amanda's life changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. Find out more in this article for kids.