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Astrocytoma MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Astrocytoma
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.465.625.600.380.080
C04.557.470.670.380.080
C04.557.580.625.600.380.080
Unique ID
D001254
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001254
Annotation
coord IM with precoord CNS/neopl term (IM) + site (IM); Grades I-III go here, with pathol; for ASTROCYTOMA, GRADE IV see GLIOBLASTOMA; for SUBEPENDYMAL ASTROCYTOMA see GLIOMA, SUBEPENDYMAL; for MIXED OLIGODENDROGLIOMA-ASTROCYTOMA see OLIGODENDROGLIOMA
Scope Note
Neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord derived from glial cells which vary from histologically benign forms to highly anaplastic and malignant tumors. Fibrillary astrocytomas are the most common type and may be classified in order of increasing malignancy (grades I through IV). In the first two decades of life, astrocytomas tend to originate in the cerebellar hemispheres; in adults, they most frequently arise in the cerebrum and frequently undergo malignant transformation. (From Devita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2013-7; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1082)
Entry Term(s)
Anaplastic Astrocytoma
Astrocytoma, Grade I
Astrocytoma, Grade II
Astrocytoma, Grade III
Astrocytoma, Protoplasmic
Astrocytoma, Subependymal Giant Cell
Astroglioma
Cerebral Astrocytoma
Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma
Fibrillary Astrocytoma
Gemistocytic Astrocytoma
Glioma, Astrocytic
Intracranial Astrocytoma
Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
Oligoastrocytoma, Mixed
Pilocytic Astrocytoma
Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma
Public MeSH Note
1963; for ASTROCYTOMA, SUBEPENDYMAL GIANT CELL see GLIOMA 1994-1999
History Note
1963; for ASTROCYTOMA, SUBEPENDYMAL GIANT CELL use GLIOMA 1994-1999
Date Established
1963/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Astrocytoma Preferred
Astrocytoma, Grade I Narrower
Astrocytoma, Grade II Narrower
Astrocytoma, Protoplasmic Narrower
Astrocytoma, Subependymal Giant Cell Narrower
Pilocytic Astrocytoma Narrower
Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma Narrower
Fibrillary Astrocytoma Narrower
Gemistocytic Astrocytoma Narrower
Intracranial Astrocytoma Narrower
Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma Narrower
Oligoastrocytoma, Mixed Related
Anaplastic Astrocytoma Narrower
Cerebral Astrocytoma Narrower
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