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What is an oligodendroglioma?

Oligodendroglioma is a type of glioma that develops from oliogodendrocytes, which are the supportive tissue cells of the brain, and are usually found in the cerebrum.

About 4% of primary brain tumors are oliogodendrogliomas. They are most common in young and middle-aged adults. Seizures are a very common symptom of these gliomas, as well as headache, weakness, or changes in behavior or sleepiness.

Oligodendrogliomas have a better prognosis than most other gliomas, but they can become more malignant with time.

Learn about other types of gliomas: astrocytoma, brain stem glioma, ependymoma, mixed glioma, optic nerve glioma.

To make an appointment or request a consultation, contact the Johns Hopkins Glioma Center at 410-955-6406.


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