What is Anaplastic Astrocytoma?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
An Anaplastic Astrocytoma is a malignant type of astrocytoma (Grade 3 astrocytoma). Astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas are the most common primary tumors of the adult brain. Both tumors are types of gliomas. The cells of these tumors (Anaplastic Astrocytoma) are relatively fast-growing and less well-defined than a lower grade astrocytoma (Grade I or II), and are typically diagnosed in adults. Anaplastic astrocytomas can occur anywhere in the brain. They are sometimes found in the brainstem, making a histological diagnosis difficult. Like many brain tumor types, the exact cause of an anaplastic astrocytoma is not known.
Symptoms may include seizure, focal neurologic deficit (weakness or speech problems), headaches, personality changes, or visual loss.
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