Other Gliomas

  • César R. Lacruz
  • Javier Saénz de Santamaría
  • Ricardo H. Bardales
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 13)


This category of CNS tumors covers a group of three rare glial neoplasms of uncertain histogenesis, astroblastoma, angiocentric glioma, and chordoid glioma, although the ultrastructural studies suggest a derivation from specialized ependymal cells. In this chapter, the cytomorphologic features and intraoperative differential diagnosis of these uncommon entities are discussed.


Intraoperative brain assessment Cytology Squash preparation Smear preparation Astroblastoma Angiocentric glioma Chordoid glioma Other gliomas 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • César R. Lacruz
    • 1
  • Javier Saénz de Santamaría
    • 2
  • Ricardo H. Bardales
    • 3
  1. 1.Professor of PathologyComplutense University School of MedicineMadridSpain
  2. 2.Professor of PathologyUniversity Hospital Extremadura, Medical SchoolBadajozSpain
  3. 3.Pathologist, Director Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration ServiceOutpatient Pathology Associates / Precision PathologySacramentoUSA

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