13 Types of Brain Tumors [SCIENTIFIC IMAGES]


Glioma tumor
MRI image of a glioma tumor in a 28-year-old patient

In the brain, there are neurons and additional cells that protect and offer support to neurons, and these are called glial cells. All tumors composed of glial cells are called gliomas, and there are several sub types. They are malignant tumors usually located in the brain, but sometimes in the spinal cord as well. They usually disseminate to other areas of the brain and not to other tissues, and they cause a wide variety of symptoms depending on their location in the brain.