Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Glioma Evaluation

The evaluation of a glioma begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Early in the course of the disease, someone with glioma may have no findings on physical examination. In others, physical findings may suggest the specific location of the tumor in the brain.

Physical findings in someone with glioma may include:


The diagnosis of glioma must be confirmed with testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate glioma include:

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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