Items Tagged ‘glial cell’

  • Oligodendrogliomas

    Oligodendrogliomas are a type of glial cell tumor arising from oligodendrocytes, glial cells that form insulation around neurons, that helps them conduct electrical impulses. These uncommon, usually slow-growing, tumors occur most often in middle-aged patients. Symptoms The symptoms of...

  • Mixed Gliomas

    The brain is comprised of nerve cells as well as other cells that support and protect the nerve cells, called glial cells. Most brain tumors are named after the cells from which they develop. A tumor derived from glial cells is known as a glioma. Astrocytomas, ependymomas and oligodendrogliomas...