Neuronal & Mixed Neuronal-Glial Tumors

Neuronal & Mixed Neuronal-Glial Tumors

Neuronal and Mixed Neuronal-Glial Tumors are rare and benign (non-cancerous) tumors that 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.

Content last reviewed:

May 2018

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