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Childhood Astrocytomas Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Posted: 08/21/2009
  • Updated: 01/31/2014

Table 2. Histologic Grade of Childhood Astrocytomas and Other Tumors of Glial Origin

Type WHO Histologic Grade 
Astrocytic Tumors:
Pilocytic astrocytomaI
Pilomyxoid astrocytomaII
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomaII
Subependymal giant cell astrocytomaI
Diffuse astrocytoma:
Gemistocytic astrocytomaII
Protoplasmic astrocytomaII
Fibrillary astrocytomaII
Anaplastic astrocytomaIII
Oligodendroglial Tumors:
Anaplastic oligodendrogliomaIII
Mixed Gliomas:
Anaplastic oligoastrocytomaIII