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Table 2 Histologic subtypes of astrocytic tumors

From: Morphologic spectrum of glial tumors: an increased trend towards oligodendroglial tumors in Pakistan

Histologic subtypes WHO grade Frequency Percentage (%)
Pilocytic astrocytoma I 11 16.9
Pilomyxoid astrocytoma II 1 1.5
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma II 3 4.6
Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma I 2 3.1
Diffuse astrocytoma II 8 12.3
Gemistiocytic astrocytoma II/III* 9 13.8
Gliobastoma multiforme IV 25 38.5
Gliosarcoma IV 2 3.1
Total   65  
  1. *4 cases of gemistiocytic astrocytoma were grade II, while 5 were grade III.