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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

Dresden, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302608)


Maja von der Hagen

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Maja von der Hagen

Department of Neuropediatrics

Specialized in: neuropediatrics
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The Department of Neuropediatrics at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden in Germany, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Maja von der Hagen, deals with the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with neurological diseases. These include inflammatory and metabolic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, neuromuscular diseases, epilepsies, neoplasms of the central and peripheral nervous system, perinatal lesions of the nervous system or congenital pathologic syndromes and diagnosis of the (complex) developmental delay. 

The Department of Neuropediatrics at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden has a fully equipped EEG Laboratory, which offers not only EEG diagnosis (EEG, sleep EEG, long-term EEG, sleep / sleep-deprived EEG), but also other examinations, such as measurement of evoked potentials and nerve conduction velocity (especially for children). In addition to inpatient treatment, there is also provided outpatient counseling. The Department of Neuropediatrics under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Maja von der Hagen maintains tight cooperation with the Department of Neurosurgery to provide surgical treatment to children and adolescents, as well as collaborates with the Social Pediatric Center to treat children with chronic diseases. 

To obtain a clearer diagnosis, the infrastructure of the Department of Neuropediatrics at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden includes special pediatric neurological functional sections. 

The range of diagnostic and therapeutic services of the Department of Neuropediatrics at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden includes:

  • Wakefulness EEG
  • Sleep EEG
  • Sleep-deprived EEG
  • Simultaneous video-EEG monitoring
  • Long-term EEG
  • Polysomnography
  • Evoked potentials (VEP, AEP, SEP)
  • Nerve conduction velocity
  • All modern radiological methods
  • Treatment by botulinum toxin
  • Neuropsychological testing

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination:
    • somatosensory evoked potentials
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • BSG
    • creatine kinase (CK)
    • immunoelectrophoresis
    • vitamin B12, vitamin D
    • thyroid parameters
    • parathormone
    • genetic testing for bi-allelic deletion
      of exon 7 of the SMN1 gene
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • brain and neck CT/ MRI
  • muscle biopsy if indicated
  • X-ray of the chest
  • CSF puncture with nervous water examination
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • symptomatic treatment (the costs for Nusinersen are not included)
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • developing of further guidance
Type of program :
Expected duration of the program:

The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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