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Glial Tumorsa 

Glial Tumorsa
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Glial Tumorsa
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Derek R. Johnson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190244927.003.0065
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date: 19 October 2019

Glial tumors are primary brain and spinal cord tumors arising from supporting cells of the central nervous system, including oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, microglia, and ependymal cells. Collectively, glial tumors are the most common category of primary brain tumor. They may be infiltrative or well circumscribed, and prognosis ranges from surgical cure to survival of less than 2 years, depending on tumor type.

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