Conditions We Treat

The Neuroscience Center has experts to treat hundreds of neurological conditions. This list contains just some of the conditions that can be cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Congenital malformations of the brain and spine

  • spina bifida
  • spina bifida occulta
  • intracranial cysts
  • tethered spinal cord
  • chiari malformations
  • encephalocele
  • lissencephaly

Hydrocephalus
Tumors of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves
Vascular malformations of the brain and spine

  • arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • cavernous malformations
  • moyamoya
  • arteriovenous fistulae of the brain and spine
  • intracranial aneurysms

Craniofacial malformations

Spinal deformities

  • scoliosis 
  • kyphosis
  • craniocervical instability
  • Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • spondylolisthesis

Movement disorders

  • cerebral palsy
  • dystonia
  • Pank 2 deficiency
  • Rett syndrome
  • spastic diplegia
  • spasticity (congenital, post-traumatic or spinal cord injury)
  • Tourette's syndrome

Epilepsy

  • mesial temporal sclerosis
  • extratemporal epilepsy
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • tumor related epilepsy
  • cortical dysplasia
  • Rasmussen’s syndrome
  • Sturge-Weber syndrome
  • hemimegalencephaly
  • Lennox Gastaut syndrome
  • hypothalamic hamartoma
  • Laundau Kleffner syndrome