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Are An Astrocytoma And A Ganglioglioma The Same Disease
Astrocytoma is a tumor that is arising from a specific cell type in the central nervous system (brain or spine) that is called astrocyte. These are the cells that support the actual nerve cells (neurons). It is a common type of nervous system tumor, which has different types, benign to malignant. Treatment is tailored according to this as well ...Read more
Astrocytoma: These are two different tumor types and one does not turn into the other. That would be extremely rare. ...Read more
Complex issue: Intracranial space occupying lesions are not good. Blood clots, fluid collections, abscesses, and tumors of different types can be the cause. Often a biopsy is necessary to define the type of mass. Ganglioglioma is defined by biopsy. Astrocytomas and malignant gliomas are more common in adults. Pnets are more common in children. Neuroimaging may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
gangliogliomas: Neurological function at recent follow-up evaluation was stable or improved in 81% of patients. Multivariate analysis revealed tumor location to be the only variable predictive of outcome, with spinal cord and brain-stem gangliogliomas having a 3.5- and 5-fold increased relative risk of recurrence, respectively, compared to cerebral hemisphere gangliogliomas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: A ganglioglioma is a type of brain or spinal cord tumor. Grade 2 means it has medium aggressiveness (on a scale of 1 to 3). These tumors are removed surgically, so what matters most is the location of the tumor. If it is in a place where it can be completely removed, there is a 90% or higher chance of survival at 5 years! the risks of surgery also depend on the location of the tumor. ...Read more
Type of brain tumor.: A tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord in small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes. The location of the tumor depends on the age of the person. In adults, astrocytomas most often arise in the cerebrum whereas in children, they may arise in the brain stem, cerebrum, and cerebellum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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