The exact cause of gliomas of the brain is unknown. However, it is believed that genetic mutations, environmental exposures, and/or lifestyle choices may contribute to the development of gliomas.
Diagnosis of gliomas of the brain is typically made through a combination of medical imaging tests such as MRI, CT scan, and PET scan, as well as a biopsy of the tumor.
Differential diagnosis of gliomas of the brain includes other brain tumors such as meningiomas, metastatic brain tumors, and schwannomas.
Treatment of gliomas of the brain typically depends on the type and location of the tumor, as well as the patient’s age and overall health. Common treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted drug therapy.
The prognosis for gliomas of the brain depends on the type and location of the tumor, as well as the patient’s age and overall health. Generally, gliomas of the brain have a poor prognosis and survival rates vary widely.