Malignant brain tumor

1) Malignant brain tumor

2)Investigation for Glioma.

3) Management for Glioma

4) Surgery for Glioma

5) Post-operative Care

6) Treatment of Glioma



The most common gliomas arise from the astrocyte cells which comprise the vast majority of intraparenchymal cells of the brain. Their main function appears to be as a supporting tissue for the neurones. The tumors arising from astro cytes range from the relatively benign to the highly malignant. Therefore, Glioma is a malignant brain tumor. The term ‘malignant’ for brain tumors differs from its usage for systemic tumors. Intrinsic brain tumors very rarely metastasize (except for medulloblastoma and ependymoma), and ‘malignant’ refers to aggressive biological characteristics and a poor  prognosis.

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