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a glioma composed of two or more malignant elements, most frequently astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma.
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mixed gliomaA term that has been applied to various brain tumours, such as:
(1) Astroependymoma—a tumour of uncertain parentage, possibly equivalent to common intracranial ependymoma; it is not a recognised pathological entity;
(2) A glioblastoma with marked spindle cell component, which is regarded as a clinical and pathological variant of high-grade astrocytoma;
(3) Oligoastrocytoma, see there.
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A glioma composed of several different types of cells, including for example astrocytes, ependymal cells, and/or oligodendrocytes
See also: glioma
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