Although the preceding gliomas are often portrayed as pure
entities, many contain other cell types or hybrid cells
with partial expressions of more than one type. Thus the
oligodendroglioma can contain cells with astrocytic
characteristics, or an ependymoma or cerebellar astrocytoma
may include dozens of "fried eggs." The term mixed glioma
is applied when a second cell type is present in
quantity, but when present in limited numbers, a second
cell type can be noted but not included in the diagnosis. At
present, the significance of these mixed lesions is not
known. Presumably, the application of markers for specific
glia will continue to define the incidence and character of
mixed gliomas, and careful correlative clinical studies will
establish their prognostic significance.
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Facts of life
When entering the soul of the human, there is a
great discrepancy about the value of timing of
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struggling for their seconds of life.
Quality of life
It plays a major impact in decision making from
the patient. Here come the moral, ethics,
religious believes and the internal motives of
the patient to play a major hidden role in his