University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany

Diagnostics of chordoma of the skull base (program ID: 249469)

Christian Strauss

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Strauss

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) has 100 years of experience in neurosurgery treatment, and offers a full range of services in this area. At the intersection with other specializations, it maintains a close cooperation with the relevant hospitals for the most effective treatment and, thus, the clinic can offer an individual treatment plan. As regards treatment of neoplastic diseases related to brain stem, base of the skull and, in particular, the so-called bridge-cerebellar angle, the clinic has special expertise and special treatment methods.

Medical services offered by the clinic are medical consultation, diagnostics and treatment of the muscles and skeleton diseases, as well as diseases of the joints; medical consultation, diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the brain, spine, peripheral nerves and chronic diseases accompanied by pain; computed tomography (CT), natively; tomography (CT) using a special method; arthroplasty; high-voltage radiation therapy; traditional X-rays; analgesic therapy/multimodal analgesic therapy.

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 
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UCH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. In a broad professional range of clinics and institutions, UCH as a major provider of mediclal services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, provides the top-level medical services to its patients. The patients living far outside of Halle also entrust their health to about 285 employees and 210 clinics students. For the past 15 years, the University Clinics was expanded at its principal location at Ernst-Grube-Straße with new buildings. In the years to come, the further construction measures to optimize the patient care will be taken. In the list of clinics compiled by FOCUS, the clinic is ranked 38th.

Besides the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) also has an impeccable reputation and many years of experience in treatment and servicing of patients from various countries. The hospital receives patients from all over the world, who want to enjoy the advantages of high standards in research, medicine and care of the patients.

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.

Further details

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.