Astrocytic Tumours
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Astrocytic Tumours
Oligodendroglial Tumours
Mixed Gliomas

Astrocytomas are a group of tumours arising from Astrocytes, a component of the supportive brain tissue.  They may either appear directly at any level of malignancy, or may progress in malignancy.  According to the WHO classification, they may be divided into:

1. Astrocytoma (WHO grade II)

1. variants: protoplasmic, gemistocytic, fibrillary, mixed 

2. Anaplastic (malignant) astrocytoma (WHO grade III

3. Glioblastoma multiforme (WHO grade IV

1. variants: giant cell glioblastoma, gliosarcoma 

4. Pilocytic astrocytoma (WHO grade I)

5. Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (WHO grade I)

6. Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (WHO grade I)

last changed 26/05/2011.

Astrocytoma 1
Astrocytoma 2
Astrocytoma 3
Astrocytoma 4

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