What is a mixed glioma?
A mixed glioma is a malignant glioma made up of more than one type of glial cell. This type of glioma may also be called an oligo-astrocytoma. Mixed gliomas are often found in the cerebrum, but may metastasize to other parts of the brain.
Only about 1% of primary brain tumors are mixed gliomas. They are most common in adult men.
Symptoms of a mixed glioma:
Gliomas cause symptoms by pressing on the brain or spinal cord. Some gliomas may not present any symptoms at all. The most common symptoms are:
- mood disturbances
- changes in vision
- nausea or vomiting
The first symptoms likely to present for a mixed glioma may be caused by pressure on the brain, which may be due to a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak.