Astrocytomas are neoplasms of the brain that originate in a particular kind of glial-cells: the star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes. This type of tumor doesn't usually spread outside the brain and spinal cord and it doesn't usually affect other organs. Astrocytomas are the most common glioma, and can occur in most parts of the brain and occasionally in the spinal cord. Astrocytomas originate from cells called astrocytes and are most commonly found in the main part of the brain, the cerebrum. Within the Astrocytomas broadly two classes are recognized in literature :Read more on Wikipedia
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