Oligoastrocytoma

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Oligoastrocytoma

Oligoastrocytoma is a brain tumor that forms when two types of cells in the brain, called oligodendrocytes and astrocytes, rapidly increase in number to form a mass.  These brain cells are known as glial cells, which normally protect and support nerve cells in the brain.  Because an oligoastrocytoma is made up of a combination of two cell types, it is known as a mixed glioma.   Oligoastrocytomas usually occur in a part of the brain called the cerebrum and are diagnosed in adults between the ages of 30 and 50.   The exact cause of this condition is unknown.
 

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The terms "Oligoastrocytoma" returned 12 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cerebellar low-grade oligoastrocytoma presenting with subarachnoid haemorrhage.
 

Author(s): Gopalakrishnan Viswanathan, Suresh Nair, Kesavadas Chandrasekhar, Radhakrishnan Vishnupuri

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2012 ;22(3):382-5.

 

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) associated with intra-axial tumours is extremely uncommon and is usually seen in association with intratumoural bleed. Tumours located near the ventricle or subarachnoid spaces have a higher propensity for SAH compared to intraparenchymal lesions. Low-grade ...

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2012

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Preoperative chemotherapy for infiltrative low-grade oligoastrocytoma: a useful strategy to maximize surgical resection -case report-.
 

Author(s): Giannantonio Spena, Diego Garbossa, Laura Barletta, Chiara Prevost, Pietro Versari

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2010 ;50(5):410-3.

 

A 38-year-old woman presented with a large infiltrative left frontal low-grade glioma manifesting as partial seizures of the left arm and lower limb. First line chemotherapy with temozolomide reduced infiltration and volume, allowing subtotal surgical resection. The patient suffered ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2010

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Autoimmunity manifesting as dermatomyositis associated with oligoastrocytoma and dendritic cell immunotherapy.
 

Author(s): E C Derrett-Smith, D A Isenberg

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2008 Jul;47(7):1101-2.

 

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2008

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Combination Chemotherapy With BBBD Followed By Sodium Thiosulfate in Treating Patients With Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma or Oligoastrocytoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Mixed Oligoastrocytoma; Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2014

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Temozolomide in Relapsed or Advanced Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma and Oligoastrocytoma: Single-arm, Phase II Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma

 

Last Updated: 23 May 2014

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18F-DOPA-PET in Planning Surgery in Patients With Gliomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acoustic Schwannoma; Adult Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Adult Anaplastic Ependymoma; Adult Anaplastic Meningioma; Adult Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Adult Brain Stem Glioma; Adult Choroid Plexus Tumor; Adult Craniopharyngioma; Adult Diffuse Astrocytoma; Adult Ependymoblastoma; Adult Ependymoma; Adult Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Adult Glioblastoma; Adult Gliosarcoma; Adult Grade I Meningioma; Adult Grade II Meningioma; Adult Medulloblastoma; Adult Meningeal Hemangiopericytoma; Adult Mixed Glioma; Adult Myxopapillary Ependymoma; Adult Oligodendroglioma; Adult Papillary Meningioma; Adult Pilocytic Astrocytoma; Adult Pineal Gland Astrocytoma; Adult Pineoblastoma; Adult Pineocytoma; Adult Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma; Adult Subependymoma; Childhood Choroid Plexus Tumor; Childhood Craniopharyngioma; Childhood Ependymoblastoma; Childhood Grade I Meningioma; Childhood Grade II Meningioma; Childhood Grade III Meningioma; Childhood High-grade Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Childhood High-grade Cerebral Astrocytoma; Childhood Infratentorial Ependymoma; Childhood Low-grade Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Childhood Low-grade Cerebral Astrocytoma; Childhood Medulloepithelioma; Childhood Mixed Glioma; Childhood Supratentorial Ependymoma; Meningeal Melanocytoma; Newly Diagnosed Childhood Ependymoma; Recurrent Adult Brain Tumor; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Recurrent Childhood Brain Stem Glioma; Recurrent Childhood Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Diffuse Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma; Recurrent Childhood Fibrillary Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Gemistocytic Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Glioblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Gliomatosis Cerebri; Recurrent Childhood Gliosarcoma; Recurrent Childhood Medulloblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Oligoastrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Oligodendroglioma; Recurrent Childhood Pilocytic Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Pineoblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Protoplasmic Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Recurrent Childhood Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma; Recurrent Childhood Visual Pathway Glioma; Untreated Childhood Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Untreated Childhood Brain Stem Glioma; Untreated Childhood Diffuse Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Fibrillary Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Gemistocytic Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Untreated Childhood Glioblastoma; Untreated Childhood Gliomatosis Cerebri; Untreated Childhood Gliosarcoma; Untreated Childhood Medulloblastoma; Untreated Childhood Oligoastrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Oligodendroglioma; Untreated Childhood Pilocytic Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Pineoblastoma; Untreated Childhood Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Protoplasmic Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Untreated Childhood Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma; Untreated Childhood Visual Pathway Glioma

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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