Glioma is a common type of tumor originating in the brain. About 33 percent of all brain tumors are gliomas, which originate in the glial cells that surround and support neurons in the brain, including astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and ependymal cells. These tumors are often found in the cerebrum and are most common in adult men.
Brain stem gliomas are more common in children than in adults. For some children, they grow rapidly and spread to other parts of the brain. Brain stem gliomas in children are also called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. For a brain stem glioma, you usually have treatment with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Mar 01, 2012 · Commonly, adult diffuse intrinsic brainstem gliomas are low-grade tumors at the onset in contrast with those in children where a similar nonenhancing MRI aspect often indicates a high-grade glioma associated with rapidly progressive clinical impairment and shorter survival.Cited by: 58.
Jan 07, 2019 · A glioma is a type of brain tumor that starts in the brain. It is a "primary brain tumor." This is different than a brain tumor that has spread from another area of the body, which is called a metastasis. There are a number of different types of gliomas which are named based on the type of cells.