An oligodendroglioma is a type of brain tumour. This information is about oligodendrogliomas, their symptoms and treatments. It should be read along with our general information about brain tumours which has more detailed information about tests, treatments and their side effects.
Oligodendroglioma is a type of glioma. Gliomas start in glial cells, which support and protect nerve cells in the brain (neurons). Oligodendroglioma develops from a type of glial cell called an oligodendrocyte. These cells make up the fatty covering of nerve cells.