CNS tumor
Astrocytic tumors
Cystic astrocytoma

Author: Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 August 2017, last major update March 2012

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Definition / general
  • Not a specific subtype but a group of entities with similar gross features
  • Usually low grade unless cysts contain necrotic material
  • Macroscopic cysts are associated with cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma
Differential diagnosis