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Gliosarcoma is a rare brain tumor that combines two types of cancer cells, making it more difficult to predict the growth pattern. Although most brain tumors do not metastasize, gliosarcomas can spread through the blood into the lungs, liver and lymph nodes. Gliosarcomas are most commonly found in the temporal lobe, which supports visual memory, language comprehension and emotional memory. They generally occur in men older than 50.

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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by gliosarcoma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. These advanced techniques often minimize damage to surrounding tissue and result in less scarring and pain. Patients generally recover more quickly. Minimally invasive surgery may be an effective option for some patients with gliosarcomas that have been unresponsive to traditional therapies or surgery.