diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma

(dih-FYOOS in-TRIN-sik PON-teen glee-OH-muh)

A type of central nervous system tumor that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma usually occurs in children. It forms in the brain stem.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "glioma pontino intrínseco difuso"

Tipo de tumor del sistema nervioso central que se forma con tejido glial (de sostén) del cerebro y la médula espinal. El glioma pontino intrínseco difuso habitualmente se presenta en niños. Se forma en el pedúnculo cerebral.