University Hospital of LMU Munich

Munich, Germany

Surgical resection of Chordoma of the skull base (program ID: 203651)

Jörg-Christian Tonn

Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg-Christian Tonn

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Munich focuses on personalized treatment plans tailored to the patient’s needs, which meet the highest medical and technical standards. The director of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Jörg-Christian Tonn. Here, the therapy of neurosurgical diseases is performed with the help of leading technologies.  By means of a very close cooperation with neighbouring disciplines and an adaptation of the treatment plan to the individual health situation of the patient the department is able to ensure the best possible treatment.

The team of 9 physicians and 15 scientific experts of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Munich, headed by  Prof. Dr. med. Jörg-Christian Tonn, is responsible for patient care. The department has 84 beds, of which 10 are for intensive care and 5 for the intermediate care station. The Department of Neurosurgery is a part of the Competence Center for gliomas of the German cancer charity.

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Munich, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jörg-Christian Tonn, offers the following range of services:

  • Surgery of cerebrovascular diseases
  • Surgery of degenerative and traumatic changes in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Surgery of malformations of brain and spinal cord
  • Surgical correction of skull malformations
  • Surgery of intraspinal tumors
  • Surgery of movement disorders
  • Surgery of the peripheral nerves
  • Treatment of chronic pain diseases
  • Electric stimulation of main areas of pain and movement disorders (so-called “functional neurosurgery”)
  • Surgical and intensive acute care treatment of craniocerebral injuries
  • Diagnosis of unclear brain processes by a stereotactic biopsy
  • Spinal cord surgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Wound healing disturbance
  • Transnasal CSF leak repair 
  • Diagnosis and therapy of oncological diseases in children and adolescents
  • Diagnosis and therapy of (congenital) neurological diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of other congenital malformations, congenital disorders or perinatal acquired diseases
  • Pediatric traumatology
  • Intraoperative electrophysiology
  • Diagnosis and therapy of other neurovascular diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of seizure disorders
  • Diagnosis and therapy of malignant brain diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of benign brain tumors
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the meninges
  • Care of patients with neurostimulators for brain stimulation
  • Diagnosis and therapy of extrapyramidal movement disorders
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the nerves, nerve roots and plexus
  • Neurological emergency and intensive care medicine
  • Pain therapy
  • Diagnosis and therapy of deformities of the spinal cord and back
  • Diagnosis and therapy of spondylopathies
  • Diagnosis and therapy of other diseases of the spinal cord and back
  • Diagnosis and therapy of tumors of the musculoskeletal system
  • Traumatology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI scan of the head 
  • preparation of pre-operational standard
  • resection of chordoma
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

The hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care. The team of the hospital occupies an excellent position among Germany’s university hospitals, thanks to its leading role in patient care, research and education. The hospital has gained the great reputation by hiring high qualified staff: around 10,000 employees from the fields of medicine, patient care, administration, technology and supply services take care of your vast convalescence and rehabilitation.

With more than 2,200 beds, the University Hospital of Munich (LMU) is a highly advanced hospital with 45 clinics, institutes and departments covering all fields of medicine. With its two campuses in Grosshadern and in the city center, the University Hospital of Munich is since October 1, 1999 an organizationally, economically and administratively complete independent part of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.  As a result of this merger, the University Hospital of Munich has developed into one of the largest hospitals in Germany and Europe. In accordance with the change of its legal form on June 1, 2006, the hospital received its present status as an incorporated public law institution.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.