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A glioma is a tumour that grows from a type of cell in the brain called a glial cell.

There are different types of glial cells – the main types being astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and ependymal cells – giving rise to astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas and ependymomas, respectively.

Gliomas are the most common type of brain tumour.