Glioma Treatment

Glioma is one among the intra-cerebral tumor. Glioma, metastatic carcinoma, hemangioma, colloid cyst, sarcoma and tuberculoma are the major intra-cerebral tumors. Glioma treatment in India is havinghigh success rates compared to other countries.

Among the intra-cerebral tumors glioma manifestation is about 43%. Glioma are classified based on glial cells development into,

  • Astrocytoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Spongioblastoma
  • Medulloblastoma and
  • Glioblastoma multiforme

Astrocytoma is a benign growth composed of star-shaped adult nueroglial tissue. It may occur at any age. In children it affects the cerebellum whereas in adults it affects the frontal lobe most commonly.Oligodendroma is an adult cell tumor. The cells are having short stunted processes in oligodendroma. It affects the deep part of cerebrum in adults. The Oncologists in India are going through many research programs for understanding cerebral tumors.Spongioblastoma arises from primitive unipolar or bipolar cells. Medulloblastoma is a highly malignant growth and affects the vermis of the cerebellum in children. It grows rapidly and gives rise to seedling metastases throughout the cerebral hemisphere and spinal cerebrospinal fluid. Glioblastoma multiforme arises as a result of malignant degeneration in a pre existing astrocytoma.

The major investigations performed in case of a glioma are skiagraphy, ventricle of rap by, encephalography, vertebral angiography, cerebral puncture, biopsy and brain scans like CT and MRI. The major clinical features can be,

  • Epilepsy and focal syndromes
  • Ataxia
  • Asthenia
  • Strabismus
  • Head ache
  • Vomiting
  • Neck stiffness and high blood pressure

The top glioma treatment hospitals in India are having high success rates in glioma management.

The treatment for glioma is performed for total tumor excision or extirpation of the tumor. Surgery, Radio therapy and Chemotherapy are the major measures used in glioma treatment.

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