Glioblastoma is the most common primary brain tumor.
This tumor originates from astrocytes. It is the most aggressive and has the poorest clinical outcome of all astrocytomas, classifying it as a Grade 4 astrocytoma.
This tumor tends to present in the cerebral hemispheres and can cross the corpus callosum.
This tumor earned the name of butterfly glioma due to its ability to cross the corpus callosum in a butterfly pattern.
Anaplastic tumor cells tend to be seen bordering areas of central necrosis in glioblastoma, known as pseudo-palisading tumor cells.
Glioblastoma is known for its alternating areas of necrosis and hemorrhage, which can be seen histologically as well as in its gross appearance.
This tumor originates from astrocytes, thus it can be identified through special staining for glial fibrillary acidic protein.
This tumor is very fast-growing and infiltrative. It has a poor prognosis of around 1 year after diagnosis with treatment.
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