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 FDOPA PET/CT or PET/MRI in Measuring Tumors in Patients With Newly Diagnosed or Recurrent Gliomas
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Anaplastic Ependymoma; Adult Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Adult Brain Stem Glioma; Adult Diffuse Astrocytoma; Adult Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Adult Glioblastoma; Adult Gliosarcoma; Adult Mixed Glioma; Adult Oligodendroglioma; Adult Pilocytic Astrocytoma; Adult Pineal Gland Astrocytoma; Adult Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma; Childhood High-grade Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Childhood High-grade Cerebral Astrocytoma; Childhood Low-grade Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Childhood Low-grade Cerebral Astrocytoma; 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 Fibrillary Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Gemistocytic Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Glioblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Gliomatosis Cerebri; Recurrent Childhood Gliosarcoma; Recurrent Childhood Oligoastrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Oligodendroglioma; Recurrent Childhood Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Protoplasmic Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma; 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 Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma; 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 Oligoastrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Oligodendroglioma; Untreated Childhood Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Protoplasmic Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma; Untreated Childhood Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma; Untreated Childhood Visual Pathway Glioma

 

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2014

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