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What Is Oligodendroglioma?

An oligodendroglioma is a rare tumor that grows more often in the frontal lobes of the brain or the spinal cord. It develops from glial cells called oligodendrocytes. These cells make up the connective tissue of the central nervous system.

What Causes Oligodendroglioma?

The exact causes of oligodendroglioma are not known. Researchers are investigating whether it may be caused by genetic alterations.

Symptoms of Oligodendroglioma

Symptoms of oligodendroglioma include:

  • Poor vision
  • Abnormal speech
  • Memory issues
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
  • Unusual changes in personality
  • Nausea or vomiting and
  • Seizures

Oligodendroglioma Diagnosis and Testing

To diagnose oligodendroglioma, the following tests may be performed:

Treatment of Oligodendroglioma

These tumors are treated with surgery, and then with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

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