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Gliosarcoma Causes

Genetic structure is often the cause of the clinical condition. It is usually caused by mutated or missing genes that result in abnormal cells. These abnormal cells eventually will form tumor when they multiply. It is usually hereditary.

Gliosarcoma Definition

Gliosarcoma is a malignant cancer and a glioblastoma consisting of gliomatous and sarcomatous components. Most gliomas do not show metastases outside the cerebrum however gliosarcoma being a rare type of glioma, have propensity to do so and are most commonly spreading through the blood to the lungs and liver including the lymph nodes (Beumont et. al. (2007). "Gliosarcoma with multiple extracranial metastases: case report and review of the literature". J. Neurooncology 83: 39-46).

Gliosarcoma Diagnosis

Its diagnosis is based on biphasic tissue pattern that is composed of gliomatous and mesenchymal differentiation.

Gliosarcoma Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms usually depends upon the location of the tumor but the most prevalent includes recurring headaches, vomiting, unsteadiness, vision and cognitive problems

Gliosarcoma Treatment

Treatment includes radiation therapy and immunotoxin therapy.

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