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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (histologic appearance)(1)

This section from an 56-year-old woman shows a moderately cellular tumor composed of pleomorphic astrocytes. A bizarre, multinucleated giant cell is seen near the center of the field (arrow). (Hematoxylin and eosin, 20x) (Contributed by Dr. Elena Daoud.)

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