Astroblastoma: Radiologic-pathologic correlation and distinction from ependymoma

John D. Port*, Daniel J. Brat, Peter C. Burger, Martin G. Pomper

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Astroblastoma is a rare primary glial tumor with a characteristic appearance on neuroradiologic images. Typically, astroblastomas are large, lobulated, peripheral, supratentorial, solid, and cystic masses with relatively little associated vasogenic edema and tumor infiltration for their large size. The solid component of the mass has a bubbly appearance and a T2 signal that is isointense to gray matter. Punctate calcifications are often present. Neuroradiologists should be familiar with the characteristic appearance of this tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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