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Mixed Gliomas

Screening and Tests for Mixed Gliomas

The process of diagnosing mixed gliomas will usually begin with a neurological exam, an assessment of the patient’s sensory neuron and motor responses—particularly the reflexes and the power and feeling in the arms and legs—that may indicate the possible presence of a brain tumor such as a mixed glioma. The doctor will also use an ophthalmoscope to look into the back of the eye; if the nerve there is swollen, that could be the result of edema, which may in turn be produced by a fluid buildup caused by a tumor. Imaging studies, such as a CT scan and MRI, may be used to gather images of the brain. If there is a tumor, doctors may perform a biopsy, in which a sample of tumor cells are analyzed to see if the tumor is malignant and determine what kind of tumor it is. 

Locations for Mixed Gliomas