Glial Neoplasm

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More Specific Terms


  • 50% of all primary brain neoplasms
  • most commonly occur in 4th-6th decade of life
  • grade 3 & 4 most commonly occur in patients 40-70 years





  • low-grade gliomas appear lesions with


  • low grade, grows slowly
  • inevitably transforms into higher grade if left untreated


More General Terms


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