- See also changes related to Astrocytoma, or pages that link to Astrocytoma or to this page or whose text .
- Glioma : A central nervous system tumor, which may be benign or malignant, which arises from neuroglial cells
- Neuroglia : A group of non-neuron cell types in the central nervous system that provide physical and other support to neurons
- Glioblastoma : An aggressively invasive neoplasm of the central nervous system, primarily the brain; not curable but length of survival has improved somewhat in recent years
- Optic nerve glioma : Neuroglia-derived tumors arising from the optic nerve, usually presenting in childhood. Roughly 50% are associated with neurofibromatosis;. Clinical manifestations include decreased visual acuity; exopthalmos, pathologic nystagmus and strabismus; pallor or swelling of the optic disc; and intracranial hypertension; The tumor may extend into the optic chiasm and hypothalamus. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p681)
- Central nervous system : The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.
- Oncology : The medical diagnosis and treatment of neoplasia, using pharmacologic, radiation, immunologic and surgical techniques; relevant formal subspecialties are medical oncology in internal medicine and radiation oncology in radiology; surgeons also may specialize in neoplasia
- Neurology : The medical specialty concerned with evaluating the nervous system and the other system that it affects, and the treatment of nervous system disorders.
- Neurosurgery : Field of medicine that focuses on operative treatments of the nervous system.