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What is Oligodendroglioma?

What is Oligodendroglioma?

A rare brain tumour that develops from cells which make up the supporting connective tissue around brain nerve cells. Symptoms will depend on ...more »

  • Oligodendroglioma: Slow-growing brain tumor.
  • 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

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

Oligodendroglioma: Introduction

Types of Oligodendroglioma:

Broader types of Oligodendroglioma:

Who gets Oligodendroglioma?

Patient Profile for Oligodendroglioma: Usually young or mid-aged adults

How serious is Oligodendroglioma?

Complications of Oligodendroglioma: see complications of Oligodendroglioma

What causes Oligodendroglioma?

Causes of Oligodendroglioma: see causes of Oligodendroglioma

What are the symptoms of Oligodendroglioma?

Symptoms of Oligodendroglioma: see symptoms of Oligodendroglioma

Complications of Oligodendroglioma: see complications of Oligodendroglioma

Can anyone else get Oligodendroglioma?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Oligodendroglioma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Oligodendroglioma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Oligodendroglioma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Oligodendroglioma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Oligodendroglioma.
Treatments for Oligodendroglioma: see treatments for Oligodendroglioma
Research for Oligodendroglioma: see research for Oligodendroglioma

Name and Aliases of Oligodendroglioma

Main name of condition: Oligodendroglioma

Class of Condition for Oligodendroglioma: cancer

Oligodendroglioma: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Oligodendroglioma:


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