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Glioma: Introduction

Glioma: A rare type of tumor that occurs from glial cells that make up the central nervous system. These tumors usually occur in the brain but can also occur in the spinal cord and other nerves such as the optic nerve. Symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Glioma is available below.

Symptoms of Glioma

Treatments for Glioma

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Glioma:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Glioma?

Glioma: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Glioma

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Glioma may include:

Glioma: Complications

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Causes of Glioma

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Glioma: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Glioma

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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, more »

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Glioma: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

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Hospitals & Clinics: Glioma

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Glioma:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Glioma, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Glioma: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Glioma: Animations

Prognosis for Glioma

Prognosis for Glioma: Early detection improves prognosis.

Research about Glioma

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Clinical Trials for Glioma

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Glioma include:

Statistics for Glioma

Glioma: Broader Related Topics

User Interactive Forums

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Definitions of Glioma:

A benign or malignant brain and spinal cord tumor that arises from glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells). Tumors that arise from astrocytes are called astrocytic tumors or astrocytomas. Tumors that arise from oligodendrocytes are called oligodendroglial tumors. Tumors that arise from ependymal cells are called ependymomas. -- 2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

A tumor of the brain consisting of neuroglia - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Glioma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Glioma, or a subtype of Glioma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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