Table 1 : Summary of patient characteristics.


  Clinical Diagnosis and Histopathological Grade

  Pilocytic Astrocytoma Astrocytoma Anaplastic
Astocytoma
Glioblastoma
(GBM)
Oligo-dendro-glioma Anaplastic
Oligodendro-glioma
Giant Cell GBM Cancer Adjacent
Normal Brain^
Normal Brain

Tumour Grade+ 1 2 3 4 1-2 -- 4 normal normal
Number of cases stained (n=80) 6 21 15 15 2 3 3 5 10
Mean age of patient group± SD (years) 39.83±16.33 41.57±17.01 44.85±16.09 41.92±17.65 49±8.89 38.33±19.42 31±13.52 45±15.28 35.6±11.10
Number of cases containing
adipophilin-positive tumour cells
3/6 11/21 11/15 14/15 2/3 3/3 3/3 0/5 3/10*

+According to WHO classification criteria
^Normal brain tissue taken from a non-involved region immediately adjacent to tumour
*staining restricted to neurons. The significance of this is unknown.
SD: Standard deviation

Peet et al.Journal of Histology & Histopathology  2017 4:4DOI : 10.7243/2055-091X-4-4