Oligodendroglioma

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Oligodendroglioma is a glioma that develops from oliogodendrocytes, which are the supportive brain tissue cells, 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 common symptom and so are headaches, weakness, behavior changes or sleepiness.They have a better prognosis than most other gliomas, but can get more malignant with time.Glioma is a common type of primary brain tumouroriginating in the brain’s glial cells, which support the neurons. (For more on Gliomas click here)

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