Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a rare circumscribed glioma, characterized by frequent BRAF p. V600E mutation, and classified as grade 2 or 3. Owing to overlapping clinical-pathological features, the histological distinction from glioblastoma (GBM) with giant cells (GCs) is challenging. Based on the high frequency of TP53 and RB1 alterations in the latter, this study aimed to assess the value of BRAF, p53, and pRB immunostainings in the differential diagnosis.

pRB immunostaining in the differential diagnosis between pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma and glioblastoma with giant cells

Barresi, Valeria
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Simbolo, Michele;Ciaparrone, Chiara;Pedron, Serena;Mafficini, Andrea;Scarpa, Aldo
2022

Abstract

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a rare circumscribed glioma, characterized by frequent BRAF p. V600E mutation, and classified as grade 2 or 3. Owing to overlapping clinical-pathological features, the histological distinction from glioblastoma (GBM) with giant cells (GCs) is challenging. Based on the high frequency of TP53 and RB1 alterations in the latter, this study aimed to assess the value of BRAF, p53, and pRB immunostainings in the differential diagnosis.
RB1; giant cell; glioblastoma; pRB; pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma
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