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High Grade Astrocytomas (HGA) Clinical Features


High grade astrocytomas tend to arise in the cerebral hemispheres and have a short history of signs and symptoms.


Anaplastic astrocytoma

  • Usually originate in the cerebral hemispheres and the brain stem


Below is a MR scan of a grade 3 bithalamic astrocytoma (#1).



Glioblastoma Multiforme

  • Commonly originates in the subcortical white matter of the cerebral hemispheres.



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