protoplasmic astrocytoma

pro·to·plas·mic as·tro·cy·to·ma

a neoplasm composed primarily of protoplasmic-type astrocytes.
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Diffuse astrocytomas (WHO grade II), which include fibrillary astrocytoma, gemistocytic astrocytoma, and protoplasmic astrocytoma, affect primarily young adults and have a tendency for malignant progression to anaplastic astrocytoma and, ultimately, GBM.