Jul 25, 2019 · Low-grade gliomas do not spread outside the brain, but instead grow into the normal brain tissue, creating symptoms as the tumor grows locally. This can disrupt connections between normal brain cells and can also create pressure on the nearby brain.
Low grade gliomas are brain tumors that come from two different types of brain cells known as astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. They are classified as a grade 2 tumor making them the slowest growing type of glioma in adults.
Low-grade gliomas in adults can be divided into several distinct entities based upon their molecular and histopathologic features (table 1). These differences correlate with important differences in biologic behavior and thus have important implications for patient management.
Jun 01, 2006 · Low-grade gliomas are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms usually encountered in younger patient populations. These tumors represent a unique challenge because most patients will survive a decade or more and may be at a higher risk for treatment-related complications.Author: Jeanine T. Grier.