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Brainstem glioma (3)

Microscopic section of an astrocytic neoplasm that is highly cellular and demonstrates more severe cellular and nuclear pleomorphism, consistent with glioblastoma (necrosis and endothelial proliferation not shown). Note the giant cell near the center of the field. (Hematoxylin-eosin; x132) (Contributed by Dr. Herbert Newton.)

Associated Disorders

  • Medullary astrocytoma
  • Midbrain astrocytoma
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1
  • Pilocytic brainstem glioma
  • Pontine astrocytoma