Neuronal & Mixed Neuronal-Glial Tumors

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These rare, benign tumors come from ganglion-type cells, which are groups of nerve cells.

 

Location

These tumors are commonly located in the temporal lobe of the cerebral hemispheres and the third ventricle. They may also occur in the spine.

 

Description

These tumors are small and slow-growing and have distinct margins. Metastasis and malignancy are very rare.

 

Symptoms

Seizures are the most common symptom experienced by patients with these kinds of tumors.

 

Incidence

These tumors most often occur in children and young adults, and they are more common in females.

 

Cause

Like many tumor types, the exact cause of neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumors is not known.

 

Treatment

Surgery is the most common form of treatment for these kinds of tumors. Learn more about different treatment options for brain tumors on our Treatment page.