Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, University Hospital of Homburg

Principle contact details

Contact name:Prof. Dr. Dr. W. J. Spitzer
Address:Kirrberger Straße 100
Gebäude 71.1
66424 Homburg
Telephone:+49 06841-1624924
Web address:Visit website

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Other team members

Speech therapist:Dr. H. Landau, Dr. R. Thumser
Otolaryngologist:Prof. Dr. J. Lisson
Psychologist:Prof. Henn

Support group

Support group address:Wolfgang-Rosenthal-Stiftung
Hauptstraße 184
35625 Hüttenberg
Telephone: 06403-5575

Annual case load

Pierre Robin:4
Cleft lip (CL) Unilateral (UCL):3
Number of syndromic cases:3

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete BCLP:4-6 month: lip sometimes alveolus closure (Tennison-Randall, Delaire, Skoog, Millard) and hard palate closure (Pichler)
Isolated CP:4-6 month: lip and sometimes hard palate closure (Veau-Manchester) 10-12 month: (Veau-Kriens)

Record collection protocol

Are records routinely collected at specific ages?Yes
Does this conform to WHO timing recommendations
(birth, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years)?

State coverage of costs

Are the costs of the following treatments covered by the state (free to the patient)?

Surgery costs:All
Orthodontic costs:All
Speech and language therapy costs:All

Clinical research

Clinical team members who are or would like to be involved in clinical research:

Member details:Prof. Spitzer - OMF -
Dr. Landau, Dr. Thumser - OMF -

Current research activity and data collection

Willing to share Powerpoint presentations:Yes

Potential clinical research activities

Clinical research activities interested in being involved in:

Randomised clinical trials:Yes
Inter-centre comparison of outcome:Yes
Prospective study:Yes
DNA collection:Yes

Potential laboratory based research activities

Laboratory based research activities interested in being involved in:

Laboratory genetics/genomics research:Yes
Animal models research:Yes

National cleft lip and palate / craniofacial scientific organisation

Organisation details:German Cleft palate craniofacial association (gcpa)

Useful websites or links

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