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