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Low-grade astrocytoma: microcystic features

Microcysts, often filled with proteinaceous fluid, are frequent in fibrillary astrocytomas. These microcysts are more frequently seen in oligodendrogliomas and rarely accompany reactive gliosis. (Contributed by Drs. Julio H Garcia and Eduardo J Eyzaguirre.)

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  • Childhood brain tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis and central nervous system tumors
  • Pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Posterior fossa tumors