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Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Brain and spinal cord tumors in children can be complex. At Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, we recognize that families need an experienced team on their side, developing a coordinated plan for the best outcome possible.

Our team of leading specialists work together to care for every child. From initial imaging scans through the end of treatment, we are with you every step of the way.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital?

  • We take on the most challenging cases. Surgery is often the recommended treatment and our neurosurgeons can handle the entire spectrum of benign and malignant tumors.
  • Multiple surgeons, radiologists with special training in pediatric brain imaging, and neuro-oncologists review each case before discussing treatment options with your family.
  • Experience with minimally invasive approaches allows for tumor removal with as small an opening as possible so kids can go home sooner.
  • Advanced monitoring during surgery gives piece of mind for safe removal of tumors from delicate areas.

Our team understands that children’s brains still are developing. Minimizing impact to learning ability is a high priority. We offer neuropsychology testing before surgery, even on the day of, and a pediatric neuropsychologist will follow each child throughout their treatment.

Participate in Research

Our patients participate in Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, or Children’s Oncology Group studies, when appropriate, which allows access to treatments that otherwise may not be available.

Families also have the opportunity to participate in research through tumor tissue donation. Our dedicated team of nurses and pathologists make sure each sample is stored on-site in minutes to preserve vitality.


We know you want what's best for your child. We're ready to assist you with your questions.

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