Posted by: Susan Kasubick-Tillman, PA-C on Sep 20, 2023


There can be many differences in how the kidneys develop and where they are located. There are two main groups of kidney abnormalities: how the kidney develops within the womb and differences in shape and location.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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HPV Vaccine for Boys: Cancer Protection for the Future

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Human papillomavirus is a group of viruses that can cause warts on different parts of the body. The common types of HPV can cause cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers. Read More

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Urology Reconstruction: What Are the Options?

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One of the reasons families come to the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction is the multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to care to provide the best possible care to their child. Our team represents urology, gynecology, colorectal, psychology, social work, and child life. Read More

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Why Does My Child Have Stinky Pee?

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Most people know what “normal” pee smells like, but what happens if your child goes pee and it doesn’t smell normal to you? This is not as uncommon as you may think. Below are the most common reasons for abnormal urine odors. Read More

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Urinary Tract Infections In Babies

Jan 06, 2021

Many parents may not know that babies can get infections in their urinary tract. In fact, childhood urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for more than 1 million pediatrician visits each year in the US. Read More

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Undescended Testicles and Your Son’s Health

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Testicles are formed in the abdomen prior to birth and descend through the groin and into the scrotum during the course of the mother’s pregnancy. An undescended testicle is one that fails to descend into the scrotum prior to birth. Read More

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Hydronephrosis: A Defense Mechanism for the Kidneys

Oct 04, 2018

Hydronephrosis is a radiology term describing fluid buildup within the kidney. It is like a defense mechanism for the kidney when urine is slow to drain. Stretching of the kidney allows the backpressure of urine to be more evenly distributed. This may help to limit or slow down some of the potential damage to the kidney from urine backing up abnormally. Read More

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The Story Behind the Ranking: What It Means to Be Named One of America’s Top 10 Children’s Hospitals by US News and World Report

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We work every day to provide the best possible care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and our most important seal of approval is the trust of the families we serve. Read More

Labial Adhesions: The Gynecological Problem You Haven’t Heard About

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When the inner lips (labia minora) of the vagina become stuck together, it is called a labial adhesion. This is typically seen in girls between the ages of 3 months and 6 years old. Read More