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.
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astrocytoma

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

a brain tumor composed of large, star-shaped cells called astrocytes.
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as·tro·cy·to·ma

n. astrocitoma, tumor cerebral.
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Gemistocytic astrocytoma, despite being a grade II entity, is not included in this group due to its unusual malignant behaviour.
Two diffuse astrocytomas (WHO grade II) with partial anaplastic astrocytomas (WHO grade III), 1 gemistocytic astrocytoma with partial anaplastic astrocytomas (WHO grade III), 3 oligodendrogliomas (WHO grade III), 4 anaplastic astrocytomas (WHO grade III), and 28 GBMs (WHO grade IV) were obtained by pathology (summarized in Table 1).
of cases Percentage of cases Glioblastoma multiforme(GBM) 73 69.5% Anaplastic astrocytoma 10 9.5% Diffuse astrocytoma 09 8.6% Pilocytic astrocytoma 06 5.7% Gemistocytic astrocytoma 04 3.8% Fibrillary astrocytoma 01 0.9% Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma 01 0.9% Gliosarcoma 01 0.9% TOTAL 105 100% TABLE No.