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Spinal Astrocytoma. Treatment in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
498
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
13800
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
8668

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Spinal Surgery

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions. The possibilities of urological treatment include robot-assisted surgeries using the Da Vinci
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1804
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
27755
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
24073

Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur

10/10
location_onGermany, Koblenz

Department of Spinal Surgery

The Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur positions itself as a modern medical facility, which provides high-quality diagnostics and treatment in accordance with the international standards. The medical complex is the Academic Hospital of the University Hospital Mainz, which gives patients the opportunity to have access to the most
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1827
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
22618

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
2357
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
29568
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
34305

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
2003
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
29126
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
25366

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1799
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
22950
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
23083

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1969
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
27926
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
24069

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1893
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
27573
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
24191

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1800
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
23178
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
22738

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot 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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
2169
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
23277
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
29849

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
2221
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
2266
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
23354

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1950
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
22994
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
25776

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
2001
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
23291
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
25872

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1711
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
28017
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
21107

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1894
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
29572
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
25483

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

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
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
1827
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
22949
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
22787

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Spinal astrocytoma diagnosis
2036
Radiotherapy for spinal astrocytoma
29325
Surgical complete or partial resection of spinal astrocytoma
25670
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Primary spinal cord astrocytomas are rare and account for only 6-8% of all spinal cord tumors. The treatment of this disease is complicated, so many patients prefer to receive medical care in a country with advanced medicine. Doctors in Germany achieve excellent results even when treating high-grade astrocytoma. The first-line therapy is tumor resection using intraoperative neuromonitoring to remove more tumor tissue and reduce the risk of complications. Surgery is followed by radiation therapy to reduce the risk of disease recurrence.

Content

  1. Surgical treatment
  2. Radiation therapy
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Rehabilitation

The basis of treatment is a surgical technique. In German clinics, neuromonitoring is mandatory during operations. Surgery is followed by radiation therapy to reduce the risk of recurrence.

You can undergo treatment in the following clinics: Charite University Hospital Berlin, Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur, University Hospital Freiburg.

Please leave your request with medical information on the Booking Health website. Our medical consultant, who specializes in the treatment of spinal tumors will help you select a surgeon and draw up a preliminary medical care program. Travel managers will fully arrange your trip. During your treatment in Germany, you will be accompanied by an interpreter, and your personal coordinator will be available 24/7.

Surgical treatment

 

Surgical resection and decompression are optimal treatments for spinal cord astrocytoma. In most cases, grade 1 and 2 tumors are successfully removed completely. Such a resection is called total.

At the same time, the complete surgical removal of an astrocytoma with grade 3-4 is not always possible. Such neoplasms do not have clear margins with surrounding tissues growing into them. This makes total removal unsafe, leading to severe neurological deficits. Grade 3 tumors can be removed totally only in 12% of cases, while grade 4 tumors can almost never be removed. The remnants of the tumor can be destroyed with radiation, so most patients receive adjuvant radiation therapy.

German neurosurgeons use continuous neuromonitoring during surgery. In this case, the intervention becomes safer, and the likelihood of total astrocytoma removal increases. In turn, total removal ensures better patient survival as compared to partial removal. Surgeons use motor evoked potentials (MEPs) for neuromonitoring. Dura plastic surgery is usually performed as the safest option for maximal decompression (reducing pressure on the spinal cord).

Radiation therapy

 

Irradiation is not usually used as the main treatment option. The results of radiation therapy for spinal cord astrocytoma are much worse than those of surgery.

Radiation therapy is most often carried out after surgery. It reduces the risk of recurrence and prolongs the recurrence-free period. Irradiation increases the life expectancy of patients. Studies have proved the benefit of combination treatment over surgery alone. The tumor removal followed by radiation therapy has increased the median survival of patients to more than 5 years. The technique is effective for any grade of astrocytoma.

Radiation therapy is also an integral part of the treatment of recurrent astrocytomas.

The very latest irradiation techniques are applied in Germany. Doctors use intensity-modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiation therapy, and volumetric modulated arc therapy. Some clinics use proton therapy, which is the safest method for the destruction of spinal cord tumors, providing the lowest risk of post-radiation complications.

Chemotherapy

 

Chemotherapy is rarely used for the treatment of spinal cord astrocytoma. The frequency of clinical response to treatment is low. This technique is used only in cases where the tumor has recurred or continues to progress after surgery and radiation therapy.

Some clinics prescribe chemotherapy after surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence. Research is ongoing to assess how effective this therapeutic approach is.

Rehabilitation

 

The tumor itself and the surgery to remove it often cause neurological disorders. They worsen the quality of human life and can lead to disability. To regain your ability to work, or at least the ability to fulfill activities of daily living, you can undergo rehabilitation in Germany. It starts immediately after the operation and lasts for several months, until all the goals of the rehabilitation process are achieved.

German Neurorehabilitation Centers use the very latest techniques, including:

  • Robot-assisted mechanotherapy
  • Verticalization
  • Physiotherapy
  • Locomotor training
  • Training on robot-assisted fitness equipment, in the swimming pool, the use of exoskeletons
  • Biofeedback and virtual reality
  • Pharmacological support and cell therapy

If you plan to undergo diagnostics and treatment of spinal cord astrocytoma in Germany, you are welcome to visit the Booking Health website. Here you will find out the cost of surgery in different clinics in Germany, compare the prices and book a treatment program at the best price. You will receive insurance that will cover additional costs for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The Booking Health staff will select the best clinic specializing in the treatment of spinal cord tumors and arrange your trip to Germany.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Vadim Zhiliuk 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:

Verywell Health

Medscape

Healthline




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