Gliomatosis Cerebri

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Introduction

Epidemiology

  • age range neonate to 83 years
  • peak 40 - 50 years

Pathology

  • diffuse growth pattern
  • type I: diffuse growth and enlargement of involved structures; no clear tumor formation
  • type II: presence of obvious mass (usually with malignant features) in addition to diffuse pattern
  • malignant lesion corresponding to WHO grade III
  • poor prognosis

Microscopic-pathology

More General Terms

References

  1. WHO Classification Tumours of the Nervous System. Kleihues & Cavenee eds. IARC Press 2000

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