Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children “Maria Sklodowska Curie”

Principle contact details

Contact name:dr. Spataru Radu-Iulian
Address:20, Bld. Constantin Brancoveanu, sect.4
Web address:Visit website

Other team members

Surgeon:1. Bratu Niculina, pediatric surgeon; 2. Oancea Marcel, pediatric surgeon; 3. Secheli Ionut, pediatric surgeon.
Speech therapist:Ghizdavu Ionela, Radulescu Florenta
Orthodontist:Boboc Lidia
Clinical geneticist:-
Otolaryngologist:1. Rizescu Manuela; 2. Gheorghe Dan; 3. Borangiu Andrei; 4. Neagu Alexandra.
Specialist nurse:Stoica Adina, Dudau Raluca
Patient follow up:Spataru Radu-Iulian

Support group

Support group contact name:-

Annual case load

Cleft palate:32
Pierre Robin:5
Cleft lip & palate (CLP) Unilateral (UCLP):19
Bilateral (BCLP):9
Cleft lip (CL) Unilateral (UCL):7
Bilateral (BCL):3
Number of syndromic cases:14

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:Lip repair - Millard (3-6 months). Palatal repair according to Goteborg delayed palatal closure protocol: Posterior Palatoplasty (6 mths), Anterior Palatoplasty (18 mths)
Complete BCLP:Lip repair - Veau Duhamel (3-6 months). Palatal repair according to Goteborg delayed palate closure protocol: Posterior Palatoplasty (6 mths), Anterior Palatoplasty (18 mths)
Isolated CP:U-shaped: posterior palatoplasty 6 months, anterior repair 18 months; V-shaped - one stage repair at 6 months

Record collection protocol

Are records routinely collected at specific ages?Yes

State coverage of costs

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

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

Clinical research

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

Member details:Radu-Iulian Spataru, pediatric surgeon
Dan Gheorghe, ENT
Andrei Borangiu, ENT

Current research activity and data collection

Participation in other collaborations (projects):Yes
Published research papers:Yes
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

National cleft lip and palate / craniofacial scientific organisation

Organisation details:Romania Cleft
President - Radu-Iulian Spataru

Total number of cases per annum

Total cases per annum:70