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What is a giant cell astrocytoma?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery

In brief: Benign tumor

This refers to subependymal giant cell astrocytoma, a who grade i tumor found as deposits in the ependymal wall of the ventricles (fluid filled cavities of the brain).
These tumors appear as nodules in the walls of the ventricles and are seen on MRI scans of the brain. These benign tumors are often seen with tuberous sclerosis, a genetic linked syndrome. These tumors can lead to hydrocephalus.

In brief: Benign tumor

This refers to subependymal giant cell astrocytoma, a who grade i tumor found as deposits in the ependymal wall of the ventricles (fluid filled cavities of the brain).
These tumors appear as nodules in the walls of the ventricles and are seen on MRI scans of the brain. These benign tumors are often seen with tuberous sclerosis, a genetic linked syndrome. These tumors can lead to hydrocephalus.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology

In brief: Rare brain tumor

It is a type of tumor that arises from the astrocytic cells in the brain and on biopsy shows large cells with multiple nuclei (hence the name).
It is an uncommon form of primary brain tumor.

In brief: Rare brain tumor

It is a type of tumor that arises from the astrocytic cells in the brain and on biopsy shows large cells with multiple nuclei (hence the name).
It is an uncommon form of primary brain tumor.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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