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Disease Astrocytoma

Name Astrocytoma
Synonyms Anaplastic Astrocytoma | Anaplastic Astrocytomas | Astrocytic Glioma | Astrocytic Gliomas | Astrocytoma, Anaplastic | Astrocytoma, Cerebral | Astrocytoma, Childhood Cerebral | Astrocytoma, Fibrillary | Astrocytoma, Gemistocytic | Astrocytoma, Grade I | Astrocytoma, Grade II | Astrocytoma, Grade III | Astrocytoma, Intracranial | Astrocytoma, Juvenile Pilocytic | Astrocytoma, Pilocytic | Astrocytoma, Protoplasmic | Astrocytomas | Astrocytomas, Anaplastic | Astrocytomas, Cerebral | Astrocytomas, Childhood Cerebral | Astrocytomas, Fibrillary | Astrocytomas, Gemistocytic | Astrocytomas, Grade I | Astrocytomas, Grade II | Astrocytomas, Grade III | Astrocytomas, Intracranial | Astrocytomas, Juvenile Pilocytic | Astrocytomas, Pilocytic | Astrocytomas, Protoplasmic | Astrocytoma, Subependymal Giant Cell | Astroglioma | Astrogliomas | Cerebral Astrocytoma | Cerebral Astrocytoma, Childhood | Cerebral Astrocytomas | Cerebral Astrocytomas, Childhood | Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma | Childhood Cerebral Astrocytomas | Fibrillary Astrocytoma | Fibrillary Astrocytomas | Gemistocytic Astrocytoma | Gemistocytic Astrocytomas | Glioma, Astrocytic | Gliomas, Astrocytic | Grade I Astrocytoma | Grade I Astrocytomas | Grade II Astrocytoma | Grade II Astrocytomas | Grade III Astrocytoma | Grade III Astrocytomas | Intracranial Astrocytoma | Intracranial Astrocytomas | Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma | Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytomas | Mixed Oligoastrocytoma | Mixed Oligoastrocytomas | Oligoastrocytoma, Mixed | Oligoastrocytomas, Mixed | Pilocytic Astrocytoma | Pilocytic Astrocytoma, Juvenile | Pilocytic Astrocytomas | Pilocytic Astrocytomas, Juvenile | Protoplasmic Astrocytoma | Protoplasmic Astrocytomas | Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma
Definition Neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord derived from glial cells which vary from histologically benign forms to highly anaplastic and malignant tumors. Fibrillary astrocytomas are the most common type and may be classified in order of increasing malignancy (grades I through IV). In the first two decades of life, astrocytomas tend to originate in the cerebellar hemispheres; in adults, they most frequently arise in the cerebrum and frequently undergo malignant transformation. (From Devita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2013-7; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1082)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D001254
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Astrocytoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Cerebral astrocytoma, adult
  Desmoplastic cerebral astrocytoma of infancy
  Glioblastoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Melanoma astrocytoma syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes