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Neuronal & Mixed Neuronal-Glial Tumors

Neuronal & Mixed Neuronal-Glial Tumors

These rare, benign tumors come from ganglion-type cells, which are groups of nerve cells. They are are small and slow-growing and have distinct margins. Metastasis and malignancy are very rare.

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.

Symptoms:

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

Treatment:

Surgery is the most common form of treatment for these kinds of tumors.

Incidence:

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