Schwannoma Tumor  Roderick Balls Story
Diagnosed with a schwannoma tumor (schwannomatosis), Roderick Ball, Jr., and his family came to Johns Hopkins to have the tumor - which had grown through his abdomen, lower back and spinal column - treated. Treatment involved multiple surgeries with the goal of reducing the tumor, while preserving Rod's functions. His treatment and care was provided by a team physicians, therapists and nurses in neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, general surgery, pain management and specialists from the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Learn more about our approach in patient care at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/patient_care/travel-for-care/teamwork.html