Anaplastic astrocytoma (gross pathology)

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

Large ill-defined white-gray tumor in the left fronto-temporal region. The left horn of the lateral ventricle is completely obliterated by the tumor. 

Case Discussion

Case reproduced with permission, courtesy of Dr. Katharina Glatz, Basel, Switzerland, (original case at is here). All rights reserved; please see original case for copyright information. 

Note: the diagnosis of anaplastic astrocytoma is no longer recognized as a distinct diagnosis as of the 5th Edition of the WHO classification of CNS tumors (2021). Depending on molecular characteristics, this tumor would most likely be classified as either a grade 3 astrocytoma, a grade 4 astrocytoma or a glioblastoma. 

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