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By Richard Prayson MD, Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters MD, Mark Cohen MD, David Elder MB ChB

"The advisor Pathology" sequence is designed to disseminate the information of professional surgical pathology experts within the research and prognosis of adverse circumstances to the entire group of pathology practitioners. The volumes are in keeping with real consultations and awarded in a layout that illustrates the expert's technique of comparing the case, together with symptoms for session, the consultant's findings and remark, and dialogue of the entity that amplifies the case description. every one quantity within the "Consultant Pathology" sequence is authored through foreign specialists with broad case event within the parts coated. Surgical neuropathology is a hard area for lots of pathologists, due largely to a relative loss of adventure of so much pathologists during this quarter in comparison to different components of surgical pathology.

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4 Areas of the tumor have the appearance of a conventional fibrillary or diffuse astrocytoma. Rarely, glioblastoma may show evidence of granular cell differentiation. The cells in this variant are marked by abundant, eosinophilic, granular cytoplasm and resemble granular cells seen elsewhere in the body in granular cell tumors. If one searches long enough, this granular cell component is often accompanied by areas of the tumor that resemble a conventionalappearing, high-grade fibrillary or diffuse astrocytoma.

In areas of vascular proliferation, atypical-appearing astrocytic cells, with high nuclear-to-cytoplasmic ratio and an appearance more typical of a diffuse or fibrillary type astrocytoma, are identified. Several mitotic figures are observed in this region of the tumor. We consider this lesion to be a malignant astrocytoma and characterize it as follows: Right Temporal Lobe, Excision—Granular Cell Glioblastoma, WHO Grade IV. The patient is a 59-year-old male who presents with seizures and a right temporal lobe mass on imaging studies.

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma. What do we really know about it? Cancer 1999;85:2033–45. A focal area of microcystic degeneration is evident. 2 is present in this tumor. 2. Kepes JJ. Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma: the birth of a diagnosis and a concept. Brain Pathol 1993;3:269–74. 3. Kepes JJ, Rubinstein LJ, Eng LW. Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma: a distinctive meningocerebral glioma of young subjects with relatively favorable prognosis. A study of 12 cases. Cancer 1979;44:1839–52. 4. Prayson RA, Morris III, HH.

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