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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302493)

Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.2/10 from 32 Votes
Specialized hospital
Roman Haberl

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Roman Haberl

Specialized in: neurology, neurological intensive care medicine

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Intensive Care Medicine at the Academic Hospital Harlaching treats patients with brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle diseases. The most common diseases in this field are strokes, inflammatory conditions of the brain and meninges (multiple sclerosis, meningitis and encephalitis), impaired consciousness, motor disorders (e.g., Parkinson's disease), dizziness, as well as inflammations of the nerve roots and peripheral nerves. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Roman Haberl.

The main directions of the department include a special stroke unit, a section for early neurological rehabilitation and a day neurological hospital. A team of experienced neurologists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, physio/ergotherapists and nursing staff provides treatment for patients with the most severe disorders on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. The Department of Neurology, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Roman Haberl, is a member of the Neurocenter of the Munich municipal clinic.

The department is especially focused on the treatment of stroke patients. It is a certified specialised stroke unit and a part of the professional south-eastern Bavaria community for the treatment of strokes (TEMPIS). In particular, the department specializes in the early rehabilitation after stroke. Therapists work together with patients to return the skills affected by the stroke. Here, from the first steps, the support is provided by an experienced team of doctors, nursing specialists, physiotherapists, ergotherapists, etc.

Main focuses of the department include:

  • Inflammatory diseases (multiple sclerosis, meningitis, encephalitis)
  • Motor disorders, for example, Parkinson's disease
  • Nerve root inflammations
  • Disorders of consciousness
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Early rehabilitation
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • neurological examination:
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical blood test (creatine kinase)
    • inflammation markers (CRP, ESR)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • hormone test (TSH, parathormone)
    • vitamin test (B12, D)
    • genetic testing (SMN1, SMN2)
  • electroencephalography (EEG)
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • CT/ MRI of head and neck (if indicated clinically,
    additional cost is 650/1200€)
  • muscle biopsy with histological study
    (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 2500€)
  • nursing services
  • treatment by head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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