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.