Microscopic thrombi in anaplastic astrocytoma predict worse survival?

  title={Microscopic thrombi in anaplastic astrocytoma predict worse survival?},
  author={Nicholas F Prayson and Paul Koch and Lilyana Angelov and Richard A. Prayson},
  journal={Annals of diagnostic pathology},
  volume={15 6},
The purpose of this study is to determine whether anaplastic astrocytoma patients with intratumoral vascular thrombi have a worse survival than anaplastic astrocytoma patients without thrombi. A retrospective review of 101 patients (60 males; mean age, 53.3 years) with anaplastic astrocytoma (World Health Organization grade III) was conducted. Thrombi were counted relative to the number of involved blood vessels in the initially resected tumor (69 biopsies, 32 subtotal resections) and were… CONTINUE READING
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