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What is an astrocytoma?

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Dr. Anthony Anzalone
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Type of brain tumor.

A tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord in small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes.
The location of the tumor depends on the age of the person. In adults, astrocytomas most often arise in the cerebrum whereas in children, they may arise in the brain stem, cerebrum, and cerebellum.

In brief: Type of brain tumor.

A tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord in small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes.
The location of the tumor depends on the age of the person. In adults, astrocytomas most often arise in the cerebrum whereas in children, they may arise in the brain stem, cerebrum, and cerebellum.
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
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Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery

In brief: Tumor

An astrocytoma is a primary tumor of the brain.
They are sub classified by cell type. Some are quite aggressive while others not. Neurosurgical evaluation is essential and often includes imaging studies such as mri.

In brief: Tumor

An astrocytoma is a primary tumor of the brain.
They are sub classified by cell type. Some are quite aggressive while others not. Neurosurgical evaluation is essential and often includes imaging studies such as mri.
Dr. Robert Singer
Dr. Robert Singer
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