#1 Ranked Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
MyPatients provides referring primary care providers with secure access to their patients’ information.
Boston Children's has launched the world's 1st program dedicated to offering hand transplants to children who qualify.
Innovation insider is a semi-monthly e-newsletter analyzes innovations at Boston Children’s, other academic medical centers and from industry.
Read the latest blog by a Boston Children's doctor, clinician or staff member.
There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Horseshoe kidney is a condition in which the kidneys are fused together at the lower end or base. By fusing, they form a "U" shape, which gives it the name "horseshoe."
Horseshoe kidney occurs during fetal development, as the kidneys move into their normal position in the flank area (area around the side, just above the waist).
Horseshoe kidney occurs in about one in 500 children.
Horseshoe kidney can occur alone or in combination with other disorders. The most common disorders seen with horseshoe kidney include:
Turner syndrome a genetic disorder seen in girls that causes them to be shorter than others and to not mature sexually as they grow into adulthood. Sixty percent of girls with Turner syndrome have horseshoe kidneys.
Trisomy 18 a serious chromosome abnormality involving defects in nearly all organ systems, including horseshoe kidney in 20 percent of children affected.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”