Anaplastic gangliogliomas are uncommon aggressive variants of the far more common low-grade ganglioglioma (WHO grade I).
In the current WHO classification of CNS tumors (2016), no criteria have been agreed upon for a ganglioglioma WHO grade II tumor 1.
In anapestic gangliogliomas, the aggressive component is the glial (usually astrocytic) component. The glial astrocytic component demonstrates nuclear pleomorphism, increased mitotic rate, increased cellularity, as well as microvascular proliferation and necrosis 1.
- 1. Louis DN, Ohgaki H, Wiestler OD, Cavenee WK "WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System. 4th Edition Revised" ISBN: 9789283244929