7/19/2005 Case 2: Granular Cell Astrocytoma


Clinical History:

This was a lesion from a 51 year old right-handed man who had no significant past medical history. He had a craniotomy for resection of a right frontal mass after presenting with headaches and a single seizure. The mass enhanced with Gadolinium. The MRI and gross neurosurgical impression were of a high grade infiltrating p,arenchymal glial neoplasm.

Diagnostic Notes:

The submitted section showed a cellular malignant neoplasm with medium-size to large cells including many with prominently granular eosinophilic cytoplasm. Most present thought this represented a Granular Cell Astrocytoma.

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