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 13 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Multifocal and multicentric low-grade oligoastrocytoma in a young patient.
 

Author(s): Florin Grosu, Aurelian Ungureanu, Elettra Bianchi, Bianca Moscu, Liliana Coldea, Adrian LaurenĊ˘iu Stupariu, Ionica Pirici, Carmen Corina Roman-Filip

Journal: Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2017 ;58(1):207-210.

 

Multiple primary central nervous system tumors are rarely seen in clinical practice and reported in the literature. The pathogenesis of multicentricity of primary tumors of the central nervous system still remains a debate, this pathology being found in almost two percent of reported ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Experiential auditory hallucinations due to chronic epileptic discharges after radiotherapy for oligoastrocytoma.
 

Author(s): Takeshi Sasaki, Fumitoshi Kodaka, Go Taniguchi, Toru Nishikawa, Masako Watanabe

Journal: Epileptic Disord. 2013 Jun;15(2):188-92.

 

Experiential auditory hallucinations have been reported in patients with epilepsy. We report the case of a 46-year-old woman with a history of more than three years of experiential auditory hallucinations caused by chronic epileptic discharges, which developed after radiotherapy for ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A Study of Ad-RTS-hIL-12 With Veledimex in Subjects With Glioblastoma or Malignant Glioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glioblastoma Multiforme; Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2018

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Carboplatin, Melphalan, Etoposide Phosphate, Mannitol, and Sodium Thiosulfate in Treating Patients With Previously Treated Brain Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Adult Mixed Glioma; Adult Oligodendroglioma; Oligoastrocytoma; Recurrent Adult Brain Neoplasm

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2018

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