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Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

location_on Karlsruhe, Germany
9.8/10 from 29 Votes

Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (570330)

Alfred Leipold

Dr. med.

Alfred Leipold

Specialized in: pediatric oncology, hematology

About the department

The Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology at the Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe offers the full range of services in these fields. The department specializes in high-precision diagnostics and optimal treatment of oncopathologies and diseases of the hematopoietic system. The department has been operating since 1970, therefore, it has vast experience and unique achievementsб which allow it to effectively deal with cancer in children of different age groups (under 18 years old). The department is one of the most successful and large medical facilities of this kind in Germany. Also, the tasks of the department's doctors include the therapy of benign congenital and acquired hematological diseases (thalassemia, Fanconi anemia, etc.). The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Alfred Leipold.

In the field of oncology, the patients are provided with the treatment of all malignant pathologies, which are included in the classification of the Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology. The therapy is based on an interdisciplinary approach. Not only oncologists, hematologists and specially trained nursing staff, but also social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, art therapists, music therapists, and teachers take care of the patient. Once a week, the department holds a clown show, which contributes to the positive attitude of children towards the treatment.

The department offers all classical methods of cancer treatment, for example, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy. The spectrum is also complemented by naturopathic methods aimed at maintaining the proper health of young patients and improving their quality of life.

The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Leukemia
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoma
    • Ewing's sarcoma
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ependymoma
  • Kidney cancer in children
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Liver tumors in children
  • Nephroma
  • Tumors of the ovaries and testicles in children
  • Rare malignant tumors
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Benign blood disorders
    • Fanconi anemia
    • Aplastic anemia
    • Thalassemia
    • Hemoglobinopathies
    • Polycythemia
    • Acquired aplastic anemia
    • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
    • Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
    • Hereditary and acquired anemias
  • Other malignant and benign diseases

Diagnostic and therapeutic range of the department:

  • Diagnostics
    • Blood count
    • Urine test
    • X-ray examinations
    • Ultrasound examinations
    • Computed tomography
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Radioisotope scan
    • Examination of the cellular composition of the bone marrow
    • Lumbar puncture
    • Biopsy
  • Therapy
    • Surgical removal of the tumor
    • Radiation therapy
    • Chemotherapy, drug therapy
    • Immunotherapy
    • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Other methods of diagnostics and treatment

Photo of the doctor: (с) Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe 

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