Oligodendrogliomas are tumors that derive from oligodendrocytes (a form of glial cells). These tumors can be found throughout the brain.
Oligodendrogliomas typical contain calcifications (mineral deposits), and/or multiple cysts. These tumors can grow at variable rates, and are graded from II to IV. The grade reflects how rapidly the tumor cells may reproduce as well as how aggressive the tumor may be.
Depending on the size, location and grade of the tumor, signs and symptoms may vary.
Those suffering from Oligodendroglioma can experience signs and symptoms including:
● Mood swings
● Paralysis or weakness on one side of the body
● Short term memory difficulty
● Speech or language impairment