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  • Surgery

    Parathyroid gland removal

    In a parathyroidectomy procedure a small horizontal incision is created just under the Adam's apple to get access to the parathyroid glands.  Parathyroidectomy is recommended when the parathyroid glands produce excessive amounts of parathyroid hormone (hyperparathyroidism). After surgery, complete healing without complications usually occurs within 4 weeks. The long term outlook is excellent.

    Parathyroidectomy is surgery to remove parathyroid glands or parathyroid tumors. The parathyroid glands are right behind your thyroid gland in your neck. These glands help your body control calcium levels in the blood.

  • Disease

    Phonological disorder

    Phonological disorder is a type of speech disorder known as an articulation disorder. Children with phonological disorder do not use some or all of the speech sounds expected for their age group.

  • Disease

    Pregnancy and herpes

    Infants may acquire congenital herpes from a mother with an active, possibly inapparent herpes infection at the time of birth. Aggressive treatment with antiviral medication is required, but may not be effective in the case of systemic herpes.

    Birth-acquired herpes is a herpes virus infection that an infant gets (acquires) from the mother during pregnancy or birth.