7 - Nondiffuse Astrocytoma Variants

Daniel J. Brat*, Arie Perry

*Corresponding author for this work

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The designation of "astrocytoma" includes a small subset of tumors with astrocytic differentiation that are lower grade and better circumscribed than the diffuse astrocytomas. These tumors arise in the pediatric population most frequently, but are also occasionally noted in adults and include the pilocytic astrocytoma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA), and subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA). Each of these has distinct localizations, histologic appearances, molecular genetic profiles, and natural histories, which is generally more favorable than the diffuse astrocytomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Surgical Neuropathology
Subtitle of host publicationA Diagnostic Approach A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780323449410
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma
  • Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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