Oligodendrogliomas classically are slow growing tumors.
These tumors are often found in the frontal lobe region of the brain which is involved in attention, short-term memory, planning, reward, and motivation.
Histologically, these tumors tend to have finely branching capillaries that are classically described as a “chicken wire” appearance.
These tumors are said to have a “fried egg” appearance histologically because they have spherical nuclei surrounded by a clear halo of cytoplasm.
Calcification is present in as many as 90% of oligodendrogliomas and can range from microscopic to massive calcium depositions.
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