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Definition

Gliomas are benign or malignant central nervous system neoplasms derived from glial cells. They comprise astrocytomas and glioblastoma multiforme that are derived from astrocytes, oligodendrogliomas derived from oligodendrocytes and ependymomas derived from ependymocytes.

Acronym

GLM

Synonyms

Astrocytoma
Familial glioma of brain
GBM
Glioblastoma multiforme
GLM
Oligodendroglioma