What is an oligodendroglioma?
Oligodendrogliomas are a type of glioma that originate from the oligodendrocytes, the type of cells that make up the supportive—or glial—tissue of the brain. They can be low-grade or high-grade tumors. Low-grade oligodendroglioma tumors develop slowly, and high-grade tumors grow more quickly. These tumors can be found anywhere within the cerebral hemisphere of the brain, although the frontal and temporal lobes are the most common locations.