Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: brain tumor, brain cancer.
Gliomas are tumors formed from cells (glial cells) that hold the nerve cells in the brain in place, protect them and provide them with food and oxygen. Gliomas are divided into four grades of severity (1-1V) depending on the tumor cells’ appearance. The higher the grade the more severe the glioma. Gliomas can be classified by their location and the type of glial cell from which they arise/most resemble. They vary in size and location.
The exact causes are unclear. Hereditary genetic disorders or gene mutations, exposure to radiation or other environmental factors may all play a role.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: July 06, 2022 01:53 PM
A multidisciplinary team of specialists diagnose and treat all types of tumors of the brain and spinal cord. Our program provides care for more children with pediatric brain tumors than any other facility in Florida.
Glioma is a form of cancer that develops from glial cells of the brain - those cells which support and nourish the neurons.