astrocytoma


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as·tro·cy·to·ma

 (ăs′trō-sī-tō′mə)
n. pl. as·tro·cy·to·mas or as·tro·cy·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A malignant tumor of nervous tissue composed of astrocytes.

astrocytoma

(ˌæstrəʊsaɪˈtəʊmə)
n
a tumour of the nervous system which originates in and consists mainly of astrocytes(as modifier)

astrocytoma

a brain tumor composed of large, star-shaped cells called astrocytes.
See also: Cancer
Translations

as·tro·cy·to·ma

n. astrocitoma, tumor cerebral.
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There are numerous types of gliomas which are entitled based on the origin of the cell type including oligodendrogliomas, astrocytoma, ependymomas, and glioblastoma.
The 26-year-old from Shifnal went for an MRI scan at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where they found a tennis-ball sized tumour and diagnosed her with a stage three cancer called anaplastic astrocytoma.
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Between the years 2011 and 2016, 60 gliomas [19 oligodendrogliomas (31.6%), 10 anaplastic oligodendrogliomases (16.6%), 19 oligoastrocytomas (31.6%), 8 anaplastic oligoastrocytoma (13.3%), 2 astrocytoma (3%), and 2 anaplastic astrocytoma (3%)] were examined.
It is often referred to as a grade IV astrocytoma and is the most common type of brain cancer.
Her diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme, often referred to as grade IV astrocytoma, is one of less than 200 documented cases in the past 40 years in which the tumor is in her spine rather than the brain.
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