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University Hospital Münster

Muenster, Germany


Surgical removal of glioblastoma (program ID: 138539)


Walter Stummer

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Walter Stummer

Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery
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The Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery is part of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Münster. The approaches to the treatment of brain tumors in children are usually similar to those used for tumor treatment in adults. The chief physician of the Section is Dr. med. Angela Brentrup.

Nevertheless, in some cases treatments in pediatric neurosurgery differ from similar methods used for adults. For example, in order to prevent life-threatening inflammatory processes in case of spina bifida (dysraphia), the defects must be eliminated as soon as possible (if the newborn’s health condition allows to do it). The medical care of small patients (usually intensive care) is provided in a tight cooperation with the Department of Pediatrics, the Section of Neuropediatrics at the University Hospital Münster. 

The severe disraphic disorders can cause brainwater (hydrocephalus). The offered treatment option is to remove cerebrospinal fluid, while an emergency involves external ventricular drainage. The long-term treatment incorporates the use of a shunt that is conducted to the right atrium or abdomen subcutaneously. The further systemic therapy of small patients after bypass surgery is provided within the outpatient counseling that is also offered by the Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery under the direction of Dr. med. Angela Brentrup at the University Hospital Münster.

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
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • preoperative care
  • tumor resection under neuronavigation
  • histologically and immunohistochemically
    examination of the remote tissues
  • blood transfusions (if needed)
  • 1-day intensive care unit stay
  • postoperative MRI control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • developing of further guidance by specialists
    in oncology and radiotherapy
Type of program :
Duration of program (max):

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
Total costs:

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