Also known as: OD, mixed glioma tumor, glioma
What is oligodendroglioma?
Oligodendroglioma is a type of brain tumor that affects the glial tissue of the brain. These are the supportive cells that provide structure to the brain. The tumors may contain a mixture of different types of cells.
What causes oligodendroglioma?
There appears to be a chromosomal abnormality related to the development of oligodendroglioma. However, why this occurs is not exactly clear.
What are the symptoms of oligodendroglioma?
At first, oligodendroglioma does not cause any symptoms. Over time, it can lead to seizures, personality changes, headaches, memory problems or weakness on one side of the body.
What are oligodendroglioma care options?
When it’s accessible, surgical removal of the tumor is the preferred treatment for oligodendroglioma. Typically, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are then used to prevent a recurrence and kill surrounding cancer cells.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: 5/23/2018 3:29:59 PM
Camp U.O.T.S. is an annual weeklong, overnight camp for children with cancer and blood disorders who are treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Learn more and register
From the Newsdesk
More than two dozen children attended the Bear Hug camp at Nicklaus Children's last week. This day camp is for siblings of pediatric cancer patients to encourage socialization among peers and help them gain insight on their siblings' care journey.
On this very same day nine years ago, Daniella Alvarez was diagnosed Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT), a rare and aggressive type of brain cancer. The news came on June 26, 2009, her second birthday. Daniella endured years of brain surgeries, aggressive chemotherapies, radiation, imaging scans, multiple visits to intensive care at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She is now cancer free thanks to a pediatric clinical trial made possible through research funding.
Dr. Toba N. Niazi, Neurosurgeon, and Dr. Ziad A. Khatib, Hematologist and Oncologist, discuss the second leading cause of cancer in children, brain tumors.