Gliomas are tumors that start in the brain or spine. Three types of normal glial cells can produce tumors: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and ependymal cells. The tumors are named after the normal cells from which they are derived as well as what they look like under a microscope:
- Pilocytic astrocytomas
- Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas
- Diffuse astrocytomas
- Anaplastic astrocytomas
Our physicians at Houston Methodist specialize in treating brain tumors at the following convenient locations.