Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images | Positive stains | Differential diagnosis
Cite this page: Abdelzaher, E. Diffuse astrocytoma - protoplasmic. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnstumordiffuseprotoplasmic.html. Accessed January 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Rare variant; often in temporal and frontal lobes (Am J Clin Pathol 1995;103:705)
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Composed predominantly of uniform cells with small cell bodies and flaccid processes
- Mucoid degeneration and microcysts are common
Microscopic (histologic) images