Pathologic analysis of primary brain tumors.

  title={Pathologic analysis of primary brain tumors.},
  author={Rodney D. Mccomb and Peter C. Burger},
  journal={Neurologic clinics},
  volume={3 4},
Diffuse astrocytomas of the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord are classified into three groups according to the degree of tumor anaplasia. These groups are the astrocytoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, and glioblastoma multiforme. Juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas have a better prognosis and are clinically and biologically distinct from the diffuse, fibrillary astrocytomas. The prognosis of astrocytomas depends not only on histologic characteristics, but also age of the patient… CONTINUE READING


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