brain stem glioma

Pronunciation: (brayn stem glee-OH-muh)

A tumor located in the part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord (the brain stem). It may grow rapidly or slowly, depending on the grade of the tumor.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the brain, showing the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and other parts of the brain.

Caption: Anatomy of the inside of the brain, showing the pineal and pituitary glands, optic nerve, ventricles (with cerebrospinal fluid shown in blue), and other parts of the brain.

Date last modified: 2010-10-21Childhood Brain Stem Glioma TreatmentGlioma de tronco encefálico infantil: Tratamiento