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Takayasu Arteritis

Takayasu's arteritis is an autoimmune disease. It causes inflammation of the large arteries. It's a rare disease that's most common in women and people of Asian descent.

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a type of heart condition. It causes sudden chest pain. The symptoms of TCM can look like a heart attack.

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapies are cancer-fighting drugs that interfere with specific molecules (proteins) or parts of cancer cells that help the cancer grow and spread. Targeted therapy differs from traditional chemotherapy, which is less specific ...

Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs is marked by developmental problems that start early and gradually get worse. Symptoms include paralysis, mental confusion, blindness and red spots in the retina at the back of the eye. A recessive gene is at the root of this ...

Teen Suicide

Suicide is when a teen causes his or her own death on purpose. Before trying to take his or her own life, a teen may have thoughts of wanting to die. Read on to learn how to recognize the warning signs, and how to get your teen help.

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

Detailed information on temporomandibular disorder, including causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorder happens when there is inflammation or pain in the joints that make is possible for the jawbone to rotate and slide. The disorder can happen due to wear and tear on the cartilage, arthritis, injuries, ...


A tendon is a thick, fibrous cord that attaches muscle to bones. Tendons and muscles are what allow the body to move. When a tendon becomes irritated, the condition is called tendinitis. Because tendinitis is associated with overusing a ...

Tendinitis of the Bicep

One type of tendonitis of the arm is bicep tendonitis. The bicep muscle, in the front of the upper arm, helps stabilize the upper arm bone (humerus) in the shoulder socket. It also helps accelerate and decelerate the arm during overhead ...

Tendinitis of the Elbow

One type of tendinitis of the arm is bicep tendinitis. The bicep muscle, in the front of the upper arm, helps stabilize the upper arm bone (humerus) in the shoulder socket. It also helps accelerate and decelerate the arm during overhead ...

Tendinitis of the Shoulder

Tendonitis is the inflammation of the shoulder rotator cuff tendons. It develops over time and is likely to occur when a person whose muscles are out of condition over exerts himself or herself in a new workout routine (e.g., golf, ...

Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis

Tendonitis is when a tendon is inflamed. When a tendon is inflamed, it can cause swelling, pain, and discomfort. Another problem called tenosynovitis is linked to tendonitis. This is the inflammation of the lining of the tendon sheath ...

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is swelling of the tendons that bend your wrist backward away from your palm. It often develops from the force of the tennis racket hitting balls in the backhand position. It can also develop from ...

Tennis Elbow in Children

Tennis elbow is a repetitive stress injury. It happens when the muscles and tendons in the elbow area are torn or damaged.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Stress and muscle tension are often factors in tension type headaches.

Testicular Cancer

Testicles (also called testes or gonads) are part of the male sex glands located under the penis in an external sac-like pouch called the scrotum. Testes are the main source of testosterone (a male hormone). Germ cells, located within ...

Testicular Cancer: Overview

Cancer that starts in a testicle is called testicular cancer. It is one of the most curable forms of cancer. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Testicular Torsion in Children

Testicular torsion is a painful twisting of a boy’s testicles and spermatic cord. Torsion causes blood to not flow to the testicles. This can damage them. Treatment needs to be done right away to prevent long-lasting (permanent) injury ...


Tetanus is a sometimes fatal disease of the central nervous system. It's caused by the toxin of the tetanus bacterium. The bacterium usually enters the body through an open wound. Tetanus bacteria live in soil and manure.

Tetanus in Children

Tetanus is a severe illness of the central nervous system caused by bacteria. It's not contagious. It can be prevented by a vaccine.

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

Tetralogy of Fallot is 4 congenital heart defects. This means that your child is born with them. These 4 problems occur together (tetralogy refers to 4).

Third-Degree Burn in Children

A burn is damage to tissues of the body caused by contact with things such as heat, radiation, or chemicals. A third-degree burn damages affects the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and the inner layer of skin (dermis). A child with a ...

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

TAAs are serious health risks because they can burst or rupture and cause severe internal bleeding, which can rapidly lead to shock or death. If your aneurysm is large and in the section of the aorta closest to the heart, it may affect ...

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection

Detailed information on thoracic aortic aneurysms, including description of a thoracic aortic aneurysm, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and full-color anatomical illustrations

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair

The treatment plan for a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) depends on its size, growth rate, location and your general health. If the aneurysm is small and you have no symptoms, your physician may suggest a conservative medical approach ...

Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)

Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR) is a recently developed treatment for patients with distal arch, descending or thoraco-abdominal aneurysms. Cedars-Sinai now offers this new approach and since late 2005, Cedars-Sinai ...

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a variety of symptoms that happen from a narrowing of your thoracic outlet—the space between your collarbone and your first rib. It can result from injury, disease, or a problem you had from birth.

Thoracic Spine

This part of your spine is your upper back. It is made up of 12 vertebrae. The rib cage of the chest is attached to the thoracic spine at each level. This gives a great deal of stability and support to the upper body. This in turn, ...


Thrombocythemia is a disease in which your bone marrow makes too many platelets. Platelets are blood cell fragments that help with blood clotting. Having too many platelets makes it hard for your blood to clot normally. This can cause ...

Thrombocytopenia in the Newborn

Thrombocytopenia [thrombo-boh-sy-toh-PEE-nee-uh] means that a newborn baby has too few platelets in his or her blood. Platelets are blood cells that help the blood clot. They are made in the bone marrow.

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