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Rare disease
Anaplastic astroblastoma: a rare glial tumour
  1. Fariba Binesh1,
  2. Ali Akhavan2,
  3. Hossein Navabii3,
  4. Mohammadreza Mehrabaniyan4
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Yazd Shahid Sadoghi University, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  2. 2Department of Radiotheraphy, Yazd Shahid Sadoghi University, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  3. 3Shahid Sadoghi University, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  4. 4Department of Neurosurgery, Yazd Shahid Sadoghi University, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fariba Binesh, binesh44{at}yahoo.com

Summary

Astroblastoma is a rarely diagnosed primary brain neoplasm whose histogenesis has been clarified recently. It occurs in children and young adults and presents as a well-circumscribed, contrast enhancing lesion in the cerebral hemisphere. Here the authors present a case of 25-year-old woman with an astroblastoma in the left frontal convexity that was excised. The characteristic radiological and histopathological features of this case are described. An astroblastoma should be included in the differential of a localised brain tumour, especially in a young patient.

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