spongioblastoma


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Noun1.spongioblastoma - a fast-growing malignant brain tumor composed of spongioblasts; nearly always fatal
brain tumor, brain tumour - a tumor in the brain
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Bailey and Cushing historically referred to PAs as "spongioblastoma unipolare" (2).
The lesion was described as "spongioblastoma multiforme," which is known today as "multiform glioblastoma" (Ruiz & Montanes 2005: 177).
Unusual tumors were simply grouped with more common types or put into obsolete wastebasket categories, such as "spongioblastoma." New diagnostic entities, such as rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor of the fourth ventricle and ependymal tumor subtypes such as "papillary ependymoma of the pineal region (PEPR or PTPR)," are continually defined.