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Low Grade Glioma

Last Updated: September 28, 2018

 

Figure 1: Walter Dandy demonstrated the techniques for resection of intraparenchymal tumors (Dandy WE. The Brain. Hagerstown, MD: WF Prior Company, 1966). 

Frontal Glioma: Basic Dissection Principles

World Health Organization (WHO) grade I & II tumors of glial origin are considered low-grade gliomas (LGGs). There are three common types of LGGs, namley astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and oligoastrocytomas.  These tumors originate from one or both of the two glial cell types: astrocytes or oligodendrocytes.  The extent of resection is favored to be one of the most influential determinants of overall survival, progression-free survival, and malignant transformation. However the selection bias reflected in the corresponding studies demands judicious application of the published data...