Astrocytoma

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Astrocytomas, a form of glioma, are probably the most common neuroectodermal brain tumours in dogs.

These tumors originate in astrocytes, a star-shaped cerebral glial cells.

Included in the class of astrocytoma are:

They are usually found in adult dogs, but they have been reported in dogs less than 6 months old as well. They are common in brachycephalic (short nose) breeds but can be seen in any breed. The cells tend to be arranged around blood vessels.

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