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The accuracy of predicting histologic grades of supratentorial astrocytomas on the basis of computerized tomography and cerebral angiography

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This report concerns a group of 49 patients who had been diagnosed as having gliomas on the basis of CT scans plus angiograms and for whom histologic proof was available. Ninety percent were found to be gliomas, 4% were metastases, and histology was unclear in the rest. Combining the CT criteria of inhomogeneous enhancement and surrounding edema with one or more of three angiographic signs (early venous drainage, stain, abnormal vessels) allowed a more confident diagnosis of glioblastoma.

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Joyce, P., Bentson, J., Takahashi, M. et al. The accuracy of predicting histologic grades of supratentorial astrocytomas on the basis of computerized tomography and cerebral angiography. Neuroradiology 16, 346–348 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00395298

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Computerize Tomography
  • Astrocytoma
  • Histologic Grade
  • Venous Drainage