This is a type of central nervous system tumor arising in brain and spinal cord. Origin of this type of tumor is from oligodendrocytes that produce a sheath that protect nerve cells. Onset can occur in any age but adults are more often affected. Main symptoms can include seizures and headaches. Disability and weakness of any part of body can also arises.
Diagnosis of this condition depends upon detailed medical history and complete general physical and neurological examination of the patient. Other tests include:
- Imaging tests include MRI, CT scan and positron emission tomography (PET).
- Biopsy of a sample tissue obtained from Oligodendroglioma
- Surgical removal of tumor
- Radiation therapy
- Supportive (palliative) care