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Astrocytoma, cytology, histology.
Objective: Grade-II astrocytoma arises anywhere in the CNS, but most frequent in the cerebral hemispheres. The tumor tends to be seen in children and in younger adults aged 20-30. We report one such case in an older female patient presenting the intraoperative cytology of the tumor.
Case report: A 48-year-old female was diagnosed by MRI with a tumor of cerebellum. Cytologic material was obtained during the resection of the tumor and diagnosed cytologically as an astrocytoma of low- grade.
Conclusion: This case is presented to focus the ability of the intraoperative cytology in diagnosis of the astrocytoma, using immunocytology and confirmed by histo- immunohistology.
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