What is malignant glioma?
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.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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