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Brain Disorders | Brain Tumours | Hydrocephalus | Pituitary Brain Tumours | Trigeminal Neuralgia
Oligodendroglial Tumours

Oligodendroglial Tumours begin in the brain cells called oligodendrocytes, which support and nourish nerve cells. Grades of oligodendroglial Tumours include the following:

    • Oligodendroglioma (grade II): Oligodendrogliomas are slow-growing Tumours with cells that look very much like normal cells. These Tumours occur most often in patients between the ages of 40 and 60 years.
    • Anaplastic oligodendroglioma (grade III): Anaplastic oligodendrogliomas grow quickly and the cells look very different from normal cells.
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Treatment of oligodendrogliomas may include the following:

    1. Surgery, usually with radiation therapy.
    2. A clinical trial of surgery and radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy for Tumours that cannot be completely removed by surgery.
    3. A clinical trial of chemotherapy using one or more drugs.

Treatment of anaplastic oligodendroglioma may include the following:

    1. Surgery plus radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy.
    2. Chemotherapy using more than one drug.
    3. Radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy using more than one drug.
    4. Clinical trials of new treatments.

 

 


 

 

 

   

 

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