Supratentorial Glioma

Supratentorial gliomas are a type of brain tumor that originate in the upper part of the brain, above the tentorium cerebelli. These tumors are commonly found in adults, and they account for about 80% of all gliomas. Supratentorial gliomas can be either low-grade or high-grade. Low-grade tumors are slow-growing and are less likely to spread to other parts of the brain or body. High-grade tumors grow at a faster rate and are more likely to spread. The most common types of supratentorial glioma are astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and glioblastomas. Symptoms of a supratentorial glioma can include headaches, seizures, memory loss, and weakness in the limbs. These symptoms can be caused by the tumor itself, as well as the pressure it puts on surrounding parts of the brain. Treatment for supratentorial gliomas typically involves a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. The goal of treatment is to remove as much of the tumor as possible while minimizing damage to surrounding brain tissue. Research in the field of neurological therapy is ongoing, with many studies focusing on developing new treatments for gliomas. These new treatments include immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and gene therapy. With continued research and advancements in technology, the prognosis for patients with supratentorial gliomas will continue to improve.


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Editor-in-chief: Zheng Jiang, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.