Glioma Surgery

Glioma is the most common type of brain tumour (about 60% of the total) that forms from glia cells. This is the primary intracerebral tumour of the cerebral hemispheres. For this type of education, a slow course and lack of metastases are characteristic. Benign tumours grow slowly, rarely surrounding tissues infiltrate, the harm they cause is usually associated with compression of the surrounding tissues and brain structures. Very large benign glioma can endanger the patient’s life, just as malignant. Malignant glioma is a disease with an unfavourable prognosis. Such formations grow rapidly and give metastases to vital organs.

Symptoms 

The clinical picture of the disease largely depends on the location of the neoplasm. The main characteristic signs of glioma include:

  • Severe headaches, from which even pain medication often does not help; 
  • A feeling of heaviness and constriction in the eyes; 
  • Nausea and vomiting; 
  • Convulsive seizures; 
  • Increased intracranial pressure if glioma interferes with the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid.

Due to the slow course of the disease, the patient may not even be aware for a long time that he has a brain tumour. In the later stages of development, patients have a visual impairment, sensitivity disorders, and even mental disorders.

Diagnosis of glioma

Early diagnosis plays a crucial role in the effective treatment of the disease. The sooner you seek the help of a doctor who will make an accurate diagnosis, the more likely you are to fully recover and avoid dangerous complications. 

In the Israeli clinic Tel Aviv Medical, several diagnostic methods are used to make a correct diagnosis: neurological examination (checking muscle strength and tone, coordination, reflexes), CT and MRI, histological examination. The diagnosis plays a decisive role in the appointment of treatment. It is on the basis of the results of the diagnosis that the clinic specialists prescribe treatment.

Treatment

Glioma has an increased sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which makes it possible to effectively use these treatment methods. However, such treatment is prescribed only if the tumour is inoperable. Contraindications to the surgical intervention to remove gliomas are severe patient health, the presence of other malignant tumours, inoperable tumour localization.

The Tel Aviv Medical Clinic employs some of the best surgeons, oncologists, diagnosticians, neurosurgeons and other specialists in the world. Our clinic uses advanced treatment methods that allow you to effectively deal with gliomas, regardless of their location.