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Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302449)

DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

location_on Wiesbaden, Germany
9.2/10 from 5 Votes
Specialized hospital
Till Sprenger

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Till Sprenger

Specialized in: neurology

The Department of Neurology  at the DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of all neurological diseases on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition, a specialized day clinic operates in the department. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Till Sprenger.

The department is focused on providing individual medical care of the highest level . A great advantage of the department is scientific cooperation with other Neurology Centers in Germany and Europe. If desired, patients can also participate in clinical trials, which in some cases are the only treatment in the case of nervous system pathology.

The diagnostic options of the department include:

  • Neurography, electromyography (EMG)
  • Assessment of skin vascular reactions
  • Quantitative sensory testing
  • Registration of somatosensory, visual, auditory and motor evoked potentials
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Ultrasound examination of the vessels, muscles and nerves
  • Muscle and fat tissue, nerve, skin biopsy
  • Electronystagmography
  • Posturography
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Neuropsychological diagnostics
  • Physiotherapeutic functional diagnostics
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Multilayer spiral computed tomography and conventional radiography
  • PET-CT
  • Other diagnostic examinations

Most often the specialists of the department have to deal with the following pathologies:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Walking abnormalities and Parkinson's disease
  • Dystonia
  • Headache and migraine
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Memory impairment/dementia
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Diseases of the pelvic organs caused by a neurological factor
  • Other diseases
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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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