Oligodendrogliomas are a type of glioma that originate from the oligodendrocytes, the type of cells that make up the supportive, or glial, the tissue of the brain. They can be low-grade or high-grade; Low-grade tumors develop slowly and high-grade tumors grow more quickly. These tumors can be found anywhere within the cerebral hemisphere of the brain, although the frontal and temporal lobes are the most common locations.
Symptoms of oligodendrogliomas include:
Usually, oligodendrogliomas are diagnosed because of symptoms a person is having. The following tests may also be done to diagnose oligodendrogliomas:
Treatment depends on the whether tumor is low-grade or high-grade, its position, and your overall health. Your physician will talk to you about the best treatment for you and explain the benefits and disadvantages. The main treatments include: