J Neuroradiol. 1991;18(2):153-60.
[Article in English, French]


Oligodendrogliomas are tumours developed from oligodendrocytes. They may be pure or associated with astrocyte proliferation. They are usually benign, but their malignancy grade is varied. These tumours affect middle-aged adults and are characterized by their slow growth and their fairly suggestive neuroradiological features which are those of a large, calcified, poorly enhanced, peripheral frontal lesion. Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are suitable complementary methods to characterize the tumour and evaluate its extension.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oligodendroglioma* / pathology