Calcified glial tumors (mnemonic)

Dr Owen Kang et al.

In order of frequency, a useful mnemonic to remember glial tumors which calcify is:

  • Old Elephants Age Gracefully


  • O: oligodendroglioma
  • E: ependymoma
  • A: astrocytoma
  • G: glioblastoma multiforme
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Section: Mnemonics
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