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Treatment of Ependymoblastoma in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
942
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108554
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
15232

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3231
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108567
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23482

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
4611
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108971
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
29159

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3658
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
29471
Resection of ependymoblastoma
24362

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3373
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
117142
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23440

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3392
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108923
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23137

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Spinal Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
4178
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108554
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23402

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3401
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
126176
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
28133

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3628
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
134149
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23107

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
4136
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108915
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23087

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3545
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
126129
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
27881

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
0
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
0
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
0

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3326
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
117394
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23467

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3558
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108721
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23313

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3276
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108783
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23406

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3185
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108906
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
27694

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3558
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
134155
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
29123
| from Booking Health GmbH

Ependymoblastoma is an aggressive and rare tumor of the central nervous system, which is detected mainly in childhood, including in newborns. Doctors in Germany successfully deal with the treatment of this disease at any age. German neurosurgeons perform safe operations to completely remove the neoplasm. To reduce the risk of recurrence, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are used. In severe cases, bone marrow transplant may become an option of choice.

Content

  1. What is ependymoblastoma
  2. Surgical treatment
  3. Radiation therapy
  4. Stem cell transplant

Ependymoblastoma treatment involves the use of neurosurgical operations, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. In severe cases, doctors resort to high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant.

You can undergo treatment in the following hospitals: the Charite University Hospital Berlin, the University Hospital Muenster, the University Hospital Freiburg.

If you are planning to travel to Germany, please leave your treatment request on the Booking Health website in advance. We will help you choose a clinic and a doctor, organize an appointment in the coming dates, draw up a preliminary treatment program, help with obtaining a visa, flight and accommodation. During treatment, you will be accompanied by an interpreter, and the medical coordinator will remain in touch with you until you return home.

What is ependymoblastoma

 

Ependymoblastoma is a rare brain tumor. It is a subtype of primitive neuroectodermal tumors classified as grade IV according to the World Health Organization classification of tumors of the central nervous system.

Ependymoblastomas are often located in the supratentorial region and are associated with the ventricular system of the brain. They are found predominantly in children. Neoplasms are detected in the brain in most cases, but other localizations are also possible. These may be the sacrococcygeal region, the area between the rectum and the vagina, or the ovaries.

Surgical treatment

 

In most cases, ependymoblastoma treatment in Germany begins with surgery. Doctors remove the neoplasm completely. Total resection is a necessary condition for a long life of patients, since the tumor is highly aggressive. After the operation, additional treatment is usually required.

Neurosurgical interventions in Germany are safe and successful even in infants. Doctors use cutting-edge neuronavigation systems, powerful surgical microscopes, and modern instruments. Whenever required, intraoperative ultrasound diagnostics or MRI, as well as functional examinations, are performed. They help the doctor to remove the tumor, avoiding damage to the functionally important areas of the brain. As a result, the risk of developing neurological complications is reduced to a minimum.

After the operation, patients undergo rehabilitation. It helps restore impaired brain function. For children, rehabilitation is especially important, as it helps to avoid delays in physical and intellectual development.

Some patients may repeatedly develop hydrocephalus after surgery. Additional interventions are required to eliminate it. In Germany, they are minimally invasive: usually it is an endoscopic ventriculocisternostomy. It can be performed even in children of the first months of life. After the completion of the main stages of anticancer treatment, patients undergo a ventriculoatrial shunt implantation to achieve a permanent reduction in intracranial pressure.

Radiation therapy

 

Radiation therapy is the second most important treatment for most patients with ependymoblastoma. It can be used in the following cases:

  • After surgery, to reduce the risk of recurrence. 
  • For tumor control in patients not undergoing surgery.
  • To suppress a recurrent tumor if it has returned after surgery. 

Adjuvant (postoperative) radiation therapy is required for all patients, even if the tumor has been completely removed. It reduces the risk of relapse and prolongs the relapse-free period. The exception is for infants. Brain irradiation is unsafe for them as it slows down the development. Therefore, doctors prefer chemotherapy for adjuvant treatment.

Stem cell transplant

 

One of the most effective treatments for ependymoblastoma in children is high-dose chemotherapy followed by an autologous bone marrow transplant.

High doses of chemotherapy drugs effectively destroy cancer cells. At the same time, they are too toxic for the bone marrow, which cannot recover after such intensive treatment. This problem is solved by the stem cell transplant. Stem cells are harvested before the start of anticancer treatment. After its completion, the stem cells are injected to the patient intravenously. They migrate to the bone marrow, after which the hematopoietic system is gradually restored.

Stem cell transplant is a high-tech and expensive treatment for ependymoblastoma. The procedure provides good results: after its conduction, patients experience remission of the oncological disease, which lasts for several years. The treatment method works even in the most severe cases, for example, when the tumor recurs after the initial treatment or does not respond to standard therapy.

If you are going to have ependymoblastoma treatment in one of the clinics in Germany, the Booking Health service will be helpful. Here you can find out what is the price for treatment and book a medical program at the best price. The website shows the actual prices that are valid at the moment. After booking the program, the cost of medical services for you will definitely not increase since all unplanned expenses will be covered by insurance. The Booking Health specialists will help you choose the most suitable clinic and organize your trip.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

National Library of Medicine

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