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Brainstem glioma (5)

Microscopic section from same patient as shown in Brainstem glioma (4), showing a hypocellular, microcystic zone that demonstrates stellate cells interspersed among several cysts of variable size, which are filled with proteinaceous fluid. (Hematoxylin-eosin; x400) (Contributed by Dr. Herbert Newton.)

Associated Disorders

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