Institute for Mother and Child Health care of Serbia “Dr Vukan Cupic”

Principle contact details

Contact name:Radoje Simic M.D.
Address:6 Radoja Dakica Str.
New Belgrade 11 070
Telephone:'+381 3108 121

Other team members

Surgeon:Radoje Simic, pediatric plastic surgeon, Aleksandar Vlahovic pedatric plastic surgeon, Djordje Kravljanac, pediatric plastic surgeon
Speech therapist:Ivana Ristic
Orthodontist:Faculty of Dentistry Belgrade University
Clinical geneticist:Marija Guc-Scekic
Otolaryngologist:Vladan Subarevic, Ivan Baljosevic
Specialist nurse:Marija Legetic
Psychologist:Svetlana PetrovicMarija L
Patient follow up:pediatric plastic surgeons

Annual case load

Cleft palate:15
Pierre Robin:5
Cleft lip & palate (CLP) Unilateral (UCLP):12
Bilateral (BCLP):4
Cleft lip (CL) Unilateral (UCL):8
Bilateral (BCL):1
Number of syndromic cases:Yes

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:cheiloplasty 1-3m, palatoplasty 10-12m
Complete BCLP:cheiloplasty 1-3m, palatoplasty 10-12 m
Isolated CP:9-12m

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:Radoje Simic, MD pediatric plastic surgeon
Aleksandar Vlahovic, MD pediatric plastic surgeon
Djordje Kravljanac, MD pediatric plastic surgeon
Vladan Subarevic, MD, ENT

Current research activity and data collection

Published research papers:Yes
Details of publications:Plastic Reconstr Surg 2003; 112(3):935, case report
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

National cleft lip and palate / craniofacial scientific organisation

Organisation details:no

Total number of cases per annum

Total cases per annum:45