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Piloid cells in pilocytic zone (photomicrograph)

Microscopic section of a cellular pilocytic zone, demonstrating typical piloid cells with interdigitating processes. Classic Rosenthal fibers are visible in the center of the field as elongated, rod-shaped, eosinophilic bodies. (Hematoxylin-eosin; x400) (Contributed by Dr. Herbert Newton.)

Associated Disorders

  • Central neurinoma
  • Cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Cerebral pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Cystic "low-grade" astrocytoma
  • Cystic cerebellar astrocytoma
  • Gliocytoma embryonale
  • Grade 1 astrocytoma
  • Hypothalamic glioma
  • Juvenile-type astrocytoma
  • Low-grade brainstem glioma
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis type 2
  • Polar spongioblastoma
  • Third ventricular glioma