Clinical Analysis of Glioma: Oligodendroglioma

  • M. Kitahara


The majority of oligodendrogliomas are found in the cerebral hemispheres, primarily in the frontal lobes, and are known to be relatively benign tumors. Because of the characteristic growth patterns of oligodendrogliomas, including diffuse infiltration of the cerebral cortex and contralateral invasion through the corpus callosum, however, surgical treatment is often difficult [2]. In addition, a wide range of 5-year survival rates have been reported, varying from 40% to 100%, and early postoperative death is not infrequent [4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 18–20].


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