Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Eligibility: Diagnosis of progressive diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) or an increase in the bi-dimensional measurement or the appearance of a new tumor lesion since diagnosis; At least 2 but not more than 22 years old; Able to swallow capsules whole. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, commonly referred to as pontine glioma, infiltrative brainstem glioma, or DIPG, is a rare tumor of the brainstem that occurs almost exclusively in children. A pontine glioma occurs in a most delicate area of the brainstem (the "pons"), which controls many critical functions, including breathing and blood pressure.
A diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a tumour located in the pons (middle) of the brain stem. Glioma is a general name for any tumour that arises from the supportive tissue called glia, which help keep the neurons in place and functioning well. DIPG is a brainstem penetrat.xyz brain stem is the bottommost portion of the brain, connecting the cerebrum with the spinal cord. Adult Brainstem Gliomas Sylvia C. Eisele, MD; and David A. Reardon, MD Brainstem gliomas in adults are a rare and heterogeneous group of brain tumors that vary with regard to underlying pathology, radio-graphic appearance, clinical course and prognosis. Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas represent the most common subtype. AlthoughCited by: