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Diffuse astrocytoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Fibrillary astrocytoma (histologic variant)
  • Gemistocytic astrocytoma (histologic variant)
  • Low-grade diffuse astrocytoma
  • Protoplasmic astrocytoma (histologic variant)
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Fibrillary astrocytoma (histologic variant)
  • Gemistocytic astrocytoma (histologic variant)
  • Low-grade diffuse astrocytoma
  • Protoplasmic astrocytoma (histologic variant)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.