University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Treatment with cyber knife of intracranial germinoma (program ID: 273561)

Simone Marnitz-Schulze

Prof. Dr. med.

Simone Marnitz-Schulze

CyberKnife Center

Specialized in: oncology

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The CyberKnife Center of the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Prof. Dr. Simone Marnitz-Schulze has the CyberKnife, one of the most advanced irradiation devices, which enables the precision irradiation of benign and malignant tumours of both head and body. The CyberKnife at the CyberKnife Center of the University Hospital Cologne consists of a compact linear accelerator, mounted on an industrial robot, and emits numerous high-energy radiation beams from different directions on a defined area within the body. Only the focus of all beams in the target leads to a destruction of the tumour tissue. Patient and tumour motion are compensated by means of fluoroscopy and infrared sensors.

The CyberKnife therapy at the CyberKnife Center of the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Prof. Dr. Simone Marnitz-Schulze is the best for treating 1-5cm tumours and lesions, which are deep in the skull and face, chest or abdomen and well demarcated from the surroundings.  Therefore, a prerequisite is a high resolution imaging (CT, MRI or PET), which must be already present during preparation and is complemented for irradiation.

Brain and spinal cord:

  • Brain metastases (max. 3-4 metastases)
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Meningneome
  • Pituitary adenomas
  • Glomus tumours
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Inoperable intraspinal tumors etc.


  • Recurrences of ENT tumours
  • Peripheral, inoperable lung cancer
  • Central carcinoma without lymph node metastasis and bronchus infiltration
  • Lung metastases (max. 2-3 metastases)
  • Inoperable, well-defined pancreatic cancer
  • Liver metastases (max. 3 metastases)
  • Solitary or pre-irradiated spinal metastases and -tumours
  • Pelvic recurrences and single lymph node metastases in the pelvis etc.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • tumor markers (AFP and beta-HCG)
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scan of the head
  • spinal fluid analysis
  • consultation of related specialists
  • radiosurgical treatment by Cyber Knife
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The University Hospital Cologne in Germany offers patients medical care at the always current state of knowledge and skills. The Department constantly looks for new methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients. As a hospital of excellence at the University Cologne („Exzellenz-Universität “), the Department continuously do research for new knowledge in all fields of human health. Due to the active, committed teaching, even recent graduates can provide excellent treatment quality.  The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients.

In the University Hospital Cologne You will receive a good care. The team of doctors and the medical staff will support You during the recovery process from the first appointment and up to the outpatient treatment after the hospitalization. During your hospital stay many employees work day after day, hand in hand in order to make Your hospital stay as nice as possible.

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.