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Introduction: Oligodendroglioma

Description of Oligodendroglioma

Oligodendroglioma (medical condition): A rare brain tumour that develops from cells which make up the supporting connective tissue around brain nerve ...more

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Oligodendroglioma: A rare, slow-growing tumor that begins in the oligodendrocytes (brain cells that nourish and support nerve cells). Also called an oligodendroglial tumor.
Source: National Institute of Health

Oligodendroglioma: Oligodendroglioma is a well-differentiated (WHO grade II), diffusely infiltrating tumor of adults, typically located in the cerebral hemispheres and composed predominantly of cells which morphologically resemble oligodendroglia. They are moderately cellular and composed of tumor cells with rounded, homogeneous nuclei and, on paraffin sections, a swollen, clear cytoplasm ('honeycomb' appearance). Oligodendrogliomas generally recur locally, with median post-operative survival times ranging from 3 to 5 years for patients with all histological grades. (Adapted from WHO.)
Source: Diseases Database

Oligodendroglioma: A relatively slow-growing glioma that is derived from oligodendrocytes and tends to occur in the cerebral hemispheres, thalamus, or lateral ventricle. They may present at any age, but are most frequent in the third to fifth decades, with an earlier incidence peak in the first decade. Histologically, these tumors are encapsulated, relatively avascular, and tend to form cysts and microcalcifications. Neoplastic cells tend to have small round nuclei surrounded by unstained nuclei. The tumors may vary from well-differentiated to highly anaplastic forms. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p2052; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p655).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Oligodendroglioma: Rare Disease


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Oligodendroglioma as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Oligodendroglioma as a Disease

Oligodendroglioma (medical condition): See Oligodendroglioma (disease information).
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Oligodendroglioma: Related Diseases

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Oligodendroglioma

Source - MeSH 2007

The following terms can be used for Oligodendroglioma

Source: CRISP

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