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A note on the nature of eosinophilic granular bodies in astrocytic gliomas

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Eosinophilic granular bodies are a characteristic microscopical finding in certain gliomas of astrocytic type. The nature of these structures has been the subject of debate. The finding of a positive reaction for glial fibrillary acidic protein confirms the astrocytic nature of this material.

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Barnard, R.O., Scott, T. A note on the nature of eosinophilic granular bodies in astrocytic gliomas. Acta Neuropathol 50, 245–247 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00688763

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  • Astrocytoma
  • Eosinophilic granular body
  • Glial fibrillary acidic protein