astroblastoma


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astroblastoma

a malignant tumor that may invade the brain and spinal cord, especially investing blood vessels.
See also: Cancer
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The characteristic papillary architecture and bipartite (astrocytic and neuronal/neurocytic) cell populations distinguish this lesion from other tumors with which it shares histologic features such as dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor, extraventricular neurocytoma, pilocytic astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, and astroblastoma.