Fetal Neurological Conditions We Treat

Some children experience neurological issues early in life, including before and shortly after birth. Experts at Cedars-Sinai offer the highest level of care for fetal and neonatal conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord. Our expertise draws families from all over California.

Conditions We Treat

We excel in caring for newborns with rare and complex neurological problems. Cedars-Sinai is also home to a neonatal intensive care unit, where we provide the highest level of monitoring and postsurgical care.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Arachnoid cysts, noncancerous, fluid-filled sacs that form between layers of brain tissue
  • Cerebrovascular malformations, arteries that are narrow or take on an abnormal shape
  • Dermal sinus tracts, long growths that start in the skin and extend down the spine
  • Encephaloceles, sac-like growths that extend from the head and occur when there is an abnormal opening in the skull
  • Hydrocephalus, buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid in the brain 
  • Myelomeningocele, an abnormal opening that causes the spinal cord to develop outside the spinal canal 
  • Pediatric stroke, blockages in the brain's blood vessels 
  • Tethered spinal cord, a group of disorders that occurs when the spinal cord pulls away from its normal position

Complete Care for Pediatric Neurological Conditions

Our team of experts is with your family through every step of your child's care journey.

  • Before birth: We partner with perinatologists and neuroradiologists to perform advanced imaging in utero and provide counseling.  
  • After delivery: Your child receives appropriate care, including surgery when necessary and around-the-clock monitoring in our neonatal intensive care unit.
  • During childhood: Your child continues receiving care from a team who already knows their unique needs. Read more about pediatric neurosurgery.
  • Throughout adulthood: We partner with Cedars-Sinai adult neurosurgeons to make sure your child receives the best available care.
Have Questions or Need a Second Opinion?

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