GRANULAR CELL ASTROCYTOMA
AbstractGranular cell astrocytoma (GCA) is a rare glial neoplasm composed of abundant granular cytoplasm gives immunoreactivity for GFAP and S100 stains. We report a case of GCA in a 64 years old male presented with history of fits, right sided weakness and loss of consciousness. The microscopy showed sheets of large cells with abundant eosinophilic granular cytoplasm. No high-grade features were seen. Its differential diagnosis includes most of the benign histiocytic conditions. Granular cell astrocytoma has an aggressive clinical course and its survival rate is less than 1 year. That’s why early correct diagnosis is very essential.
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