anaplastic astrocytoma

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A diffusely infiltrating, WHO grade III astrocytoma with focal or dispersed anaplasia, and a marked proliferative potential. It may arise from a low-grade astrocytoma, but it can also be diagnosed at first biopsy, without indication of a less malignant precursor lesion. It has an intrinsic tendency for malignant progression to glioblastoma. (WHO)

Synonyms: grade III Astrocytic tumor, Astrocytoma, Anaplastic, Anaplastic Astrocytoma, astrocytoma, anaplastic (morphologic abnormality), Anaplastic Astrocytomas, Astrocytomas, Anaplastic

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grade III Astrocytic tumor[accessedResource: DOID:3078][accessDate: 05-04-2011], astrocytoma, anaplastic (morphologic abnormality)[accessedResource: DOID:3078][accessDate: 05-04-2011]

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Sirarat Sarntivijai, Ele Holloway, James Malone

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