Low-grade gliomas in adults

J Neurosurg. 2011 Nov;115(5):948-65. doi: 10.3171/2011.7.JNS101238.


In recent years, advances in the understanding of low-grade glioma (LGG) biology have driven new paradigms in molecular markers, diagnostic imaging, operative techniques and technologies, and adjuvant therapies. Taken together, these developments are collectively pushing the envelope toward improved quality of life and survival. In this article, the authors evaluate the recent literature to synthesize a comprehensive review of LGGs in the modern neurosurgical era.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / therapy
  • Glioma / pathology*
  • Glioma / therapy
  • Humans
  • Prognosis